Leonardo Farkas Net Worth

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Leonardo Farkas Net Worth
Net Worth:
$50 Million
Date of Birth
March 20, 1967
Place of Birth

Leonardo Farkas Net Worth: Leonardo Farkas is a Chilean businessman and philanthropist who has a net worth of $50 million dollars. Leonardo Farkas was born March 20, 1967 in Chile. He studied commercial engineering at the University of Santiago, Chile. In the 1980s Farkas emigrated to the United States and made a living working in as a piano player while traveling throughout the country. He also worked in several Caribbean cruise companies until the death of his father. Farkas then returned to Chile to manage the family business. He has stakes in several industries, the mining sector being the most important and lucrative. Farkas is widely known in Chile by his appearances in the Chilean telethon a fundraising campaign for handicapped children. Farkas donated hundreds of millions of pesos, and in 2008, donated 1000 million pesos (US$2 million) becoming the first individual to donate such amount of money to this campaign. During the rescue operation in CopiapĆ³, Chile of the trapped miners, Farkas donated a US$10,000 check for each of the 33 rescued men. Farkas reportedly gave the checks in the miners' names to each of the families and set up a separate fund to collect donations. Farkas is also known as a patron of many other charities, including the March of the Living an annual educational program which brings students from all over the world to Poland, to study the history of the Holocaust and examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate.

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