Guilherme Peirao Leal Net Worth
Guilherme Peirao Leal Net Worth: Guilherme Peirao Leal is a Brazilian entrepreneur and politician who has a net worth of $1.8 billion. Born on February 22, 1950 in Santos, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Guilherme Peirao Leal started his career once he took a degree in Business Administration from the University of Sao Paolo. Initially, he worked in financial institutions and FEPASA where he was fired for his attempts to fight corruption before joining Natura. Climbing up the career ladder, he eventually became a shareholder and co-chairman of the Board of Directors of Natura, a position he still holds today. Mr. Leal owns 25% of the company that is considered to be Brazil's leading manufacturer and marketer of skin care, solar filters, cosmetics, as well as perfume and hair care products. In addition to the above, he has played an instrumental role in turning Brazil's Avon into a multi-billion dollar business ever since he took part in it in 1979. After an increased demand of Natura's products in Brazil and a subsequent rise of its shares, Leal fortune surged by $200 million. On the political scene, he participated in the 2010 Brazilian presidential election running as Green Party candidate for Vice President along with Marina Silva but did not win. The founder and board member of the Ethos Institute – Business and Responsibility, a member of the boards of WWF – Brazil and the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO), he actively promotes biodiversity and sustainable business practices.