Eduardo Luiz Saverin is a Brazilian internet entrepreneur, economist and angel investor. Saverin is one of the co-founders of Facebook. As of 2015, he owns 53 million Facebook shares (approximately 0.4% of all outstanding shares) and has a net worth of $4.9 billion, according to Forbes. He has also invested in early-stage startups such as Qwiki and Jumio.
Saverin, who lives in Singapore, renounced his U.S. citizenship in September 2011, saving an estimated $700 million in capital gains taxes; this generated some media attention and controversy.
Eduardo Saverin was born in São Paulo, Brazil, to a wealthy Jewish Brazilian family, and his family later moved to Rio de Janeiro. Eduardo's father, Roberto Saverin, was an industrialist working in clothing, shipping, and real estate. His mother, Paula, was a psychologist and he has two siblings. His Romanian-born grandfather, Eugenio Saverin, is the founder of Tip Top, a chain of kidswear retail shops. In 1993, the family emigrated to the US, settling in Miami, Florida...
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