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us: Safra, Edmond



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    • us: Safra, Edmond J.
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    • found: Vendetta, c1992: t.p. (Edmond Safra)
    • found: LC in OCLC, 11/28/95 (hdg.: Safra, Edmond)
    • found: Property from the collection of Lily & Edmond J. Safra, 2005
    • found: Wikipedia, October 13, 2014 (Edmond Safra; Edmond J. Safra; born August 6, 1932 in Beirut, Lebanon; died December 3, 1999 in Monaco; Lebanese Brazilian Jewish banker who continued the family tradition of banking in Lebanon, Syria, Brazil and Switzerland; he married Lily Watkins; he died in a fire that attracted wide media interest and was judicially determined to be due to arson; in 1949, his family moved to Italy, where he worked for a trading company in Milan; the family moved again in 1952 to Brazil, where Edmond Safra and his father founded their first Brazilian financial institution in 1955; in 1956, Edmond Safra settled in Geneva to set up a private bank, the Trade Development Bank; he also founded the Republic National Bank of New York in 1966, and, later, Republic National Bank of New York (Suisse) in Geneva; in 1988, he also founded Safra Republic Holdings S.A., a bank holding company; by the early 1990s, Safra's fortune was estimated at US$2.5 billion; he was a major philanthropist during his lifetime, and he left his wealth to the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation which supports hundreds of projects in fifty countries around the world in the areas of education, science and medicine, religion, culture and humanitarian assistance; in 1996 Safra was co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management which became one of the most important investment companies in Russia; in December 1999, Safra and nurse Vivian Torrente were suffocated by fumes in a fire deliberately lit at the billionaire's Monaco home)
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