Americo Amorim

About Americo Amorim

Birth Day: July 21, 1934
Birth Place: Portugal
Occupation: Heir, investor
Known for: 50% interest in Corticeira Amorim
Children: 3

Americo Amorim

Americo Amorim was born on July 21, 1934 in Portugal. Americo Amorim was the richest person in Portugal when he died in July 2017. He spent six decades in his family's cork business, Corticeira Amorim, and invested in stakes in an energy company and banks in several countries. His grandfather started Corticeira Amorim in 1870; the company has dominated the cork industry ever since. Americo diversified the business from the port wine stoppers his grandfather began making to products such as cork composite board and furniture, and extended its reach from Portugal to the rest of the world. In 2005 he started Angola's Banco Internacional de Credito with Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo Santos. In 2014 he sold his stake to Isabel dos Santos. At the time of his death, Amorim's biggest asset was an 18% stake in Portuguese oil and gas company Galp Energia, which he chaired until handing over the reins to eldest daughter Paula, a longtime executive at the firm, in October 2016.
Americo Amorim is a member of Diversified

Does Americo Amorim Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Americo Amorim has been died on 13 July 2017(2017-07-13) (aged 82)\nGrijo, Portugal.

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When Americo Amorim die, Americo Amorim was 82 years old.

Popular As Americo Amorim
Occupation Diversified
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 21, 1934 (Portugal)
Birthday July 21
Town/City Portugal
Nationality Portugal

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Americo Amorim’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Americo Amorim was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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He owned a 50% interest in Corticeira Amorim, founded by his grandfather in 1870, and the world's largest Producer of cork, with $650 million in sales. He also had interests in Finance and Energy.


Amorim was born in Mozelos in 1934, the fifth of eight children of Américo Alves Amorim, into a "modest family".

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