List of Famous people born in São Paulo, Brazil
Eduardo Luiz Saverin is a Brazilian entrepreneur and angel investor. Saverin is one of the co-founders of Facebook. In 2012, he owned 53 million Facebook shares, valued at approximately $2 billion at the time. He also invested in early-stage startups such as Qwiki and Jumio.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, known as Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world.
Charles Oliveira da Silva is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2008, he mainly fought in small Brazilian promotions until his move to the UFC in 2010. He holds multiple UFC records, notably the most submission wins in the organization's history at 14, and is tied for the most finishes at 16. Oliveira has also received 16 end of the night bonuses. He holds notable victories over Jeremy Stephens, Kevin Lee, and former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. As of December 14, 2020, he is #3 in the UFC lightweight rankings.
Alexsandro Pereira, commonly known as Alex Pereira or sometimes Alex Sandro Pereira, is a Brazilian kickboxer and mixed martial artist who competes in the middleweight division. Most notably, he is the former GLORY Middleweight and Light Heavyweight champion, and has also competed in promotions such as Kunlun Fight, SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship and It's Showtime.
Suzane Louise von Richthofen is a Brazilian who was convicted of murdering her parents on October 31, 2002 with the help of her boyfriend and his brother. She was put on trial in São Paulo in July 2006 and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a Brazilian politician and retired military officer who is the 38th president of Brazil. Elected in 2018 as a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party before cutting ties with them, he has been in office since 1 January 2019. From 1991 to 2018 he served in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Riuler de Oliveira Faustino, commonly known as Riuler, was a Brazilian professional footballer who played as a midfielder.
Michel Krieger is a Brazilian-American entrepreneur and software engineer who co-founded Instagram along with Kevin Systrom, and served as its CTO. Under Krieger as CTO, Instagram expanded from a few million users to 1 billion monthly active users.
Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist. He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. This started in 2006 and ended in 2013 and included a UFC record 16 consecutive victories in that span. UFC president Dana White, UFC commentator Joe Rogan and numerous mixed martial arts (MMA) pundits have named Silva as one the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.
Lua Blanco is a Brazilian actress, singer, songwriter, TV host, and model. Blanco has been recognized for her talent, charisma and her ability to play different roles. She achieved success on the telenovela Rebelde and as a member of its accompanying band, Rebeldes, which received one gold, two platinum, and one double-platinum album awards. Band members included Arthur Aguiar, Chay Suede, Micael Borges, Mel Fronckowiak and Sophia Abrahão. Lua performed about 90 shows over a span of three years, for a total of over 1.2 million spectators in Brazil.