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Dirce Navarro De Camargo
Dirce Navarro De Camargo

Net worth: $11.5 billion
Country: Brazil
Source of wealth: Construction
The bulk of Dirce Navarro de Camargo's wealth comes from ... more 
Photo by: Forbes
Dirce Navarro De Camargo
Dirce Navarro De Camargo

Net worth: $11.5 billion
Country: Brazil
Source of wealth: Construction
The bulk of Dirce Navarro de Camargo's wealth comes from her stake in Camargo Correa, a conglomerate founded by her late husband, Sebastiao Camargo, in 1939 with operations in diverse areas like cement, energy and construction. In 2012, the industrial empire acquired 95% of Cimpor, a publicly traded cement maker based in Lisbon, for over $3.7 billion. Dirce became chairman of Camargo Correa upon her husband's death in 1994 and served until 1996. Even though Dirce is Brazil's richest woman, she continues to stay out of the limelight.
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