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Meet WEG, the Brazilian company that added 29 billionaires to Forbes’ list

Meet WEG, the Brazilian company that added 29 billionaires to Forbes’ list

Written by Attila Varela

Forbes 2023 Billionaires List has brought a series of new features. Maybe one of them will attract a lot of attention. The fact is that WEG, a Brazilian company with expertise in electrical equipment, including motors, transformers and generators, has been responsible for “creating” 29 billionaires.

They are even in the traditional magazine arrangement.

Headquartered in Jaragua do Sul, in Santa Catarña, the company was founded in 1961 by partners Werner Ricardo Voigt, Egon João da Silva and Geraldo Werninghaus. Compiling the first letters of each name, here is the name WEG. Few people know, but the company is one of the world leaders in its field.

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Reports show the volume of business. Its revenues amount to approximately 29.9 billion Brazilian riyals. It is present and has branches in 37 countries, in addition to 15 factories in 15 countries, operating on five continents.

Its portfolio includes more than 1,500 products and its workforce consists of 39,000 employees and more than 4,300 engineers.

It has reached an impressive number of more than R$ 1 billion worth of automation products already manufactured.

The list of WEG billionaires can be viewed below

Anne Werninghaus: R$6.23 billion
Dora Voigt de Assis: 4.5 billion Brazilian reals
Livia Voigt: Brazilian Real: 4.5 billion Brazilian Reals
Eduardo Voigt Schwarz: 4.4 billion Brazilian reals
Mariana Voigt Schwartz Gomez: 4.4 billion Brazilian reals
Mariana Werninghaus de Carvalho: $3.6 billion
Ricardo Werninghaus: 3.6 billion Brazilian reals
Daniel Ricardo Behnke: 3.1 billion Brazilian reals
Davy Ricardo Behnke: 3.1 billion Brazilian reals
Eduardo Werninghaus: 3.1 billion Brazilian reals
Luisa Werninghaus Bernoldi: 3.1 billion Brazilian reals
Felipe Voigt Trejes: 3.1 billion Brazilian reals
Pedro Voigt Trejes: 3.1 billion Brazilian reals
Amelie Voigt Trejes: R$2.9 billion
Miriam Voigt Schwarz: 2.6 billion Brazilian reals
Bruna da Silva Participation: 2.5 billion Brazilian reals
Joana Zimmerman da Silva: 2.5 billion Brazilian reals
Paula da Silva Janssen: 2.5 billion Brazilian riyals
Renata da Silva Janssen Dekker: 2.5 billion Brazilian reals
Ricardo Bartsch Filho: 2.5 billion Brazilian reals
Zira Zimmerman da Silva: 2.5 billion Brazilian reals
Cladis Voigt Trejes: R$2.1 billion
Valse Voigt: 2.1 billion Brazilian reals
Alberto da Silva Gevert: 1.9 billion Brazilian reals
Julia da Silva Gevert de Oliveira: 1.9 billion Brazilian reals
Ana Flavia da Silva Petri: 1.6 billion Brazilian reals
Helena Marina da Silva Petri: 1.6 billion Brazilian reals

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