Meet the richest Greek woman in the world, Vicky Safra. The guarded Greek Jewish widow (born Vicky Sarfati) is inheriting a 90 billion dollar banking empire. This massive fortune was left to her by her late husband, Brazil’s richest man, financier Joseph Safra, who passed away in December of 2020. She married Joseph when she was just 17 years old, the two were married for 52 years. Vicky is now 69 years old or gold!
With banks on three continents and the Gherkin tower in London, Joseph Safra was Brazil’s richest man. He was a Sephardic Jew. Joseph and Vicky’s four adult children each got a percentage of Joseph’s inheritance, totalling $7.9 billion according to Forbes. Other reports state Vicky and her children are worth 16.2 billion combined.
Vicky Safra, was born Vicky Sarfati in Greece, to a Greek Jewish family. She has lived in Brazil and Switzerland for many years. Some of her assets include London’s iconic Gherkin Skyscraper and 660 Madison Avenue in New York.
Vicky and Joseph Safra have 4 children (and 14 grandchildren). Their oldest child, Jacob, 45, is in charge of international operations for the family business, while the youngest, David, 36, oversees the Brazilian firm. Their father, Joseph, had Parkinson’s disease and spent over a decade training them to take over the empire.