Brazilian Billionaire, Lily Safra, dies at aged 87

Brazilian Billionaire, Lily Safra, dies at aged 87

Lily Safra was a Brazilian-Monegasque billionaire and socialite who was known for providing support to hundreds of organizations across the globe.

Lily Safra: Cause of Death

Safra died on Saturday, July 9, in Geneva, Switzerland, surrounded by family and friends.

According to a representative for the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, she died on Saturday in Geneva from pancreatic cancer.

For more than two decades, Safra faithfully upheld her beloved husband Edmond’s philanthropic legacy, providing assistance to hundreds of organizations worldwide.

On Monday, July 11th, her funeral services will be held in Geneva.

Lily Safra Age, Family, and Early Life

Lily Safra was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil On December 30, 1934. At the time of her passing, she was 87 years old. She was the daughter of Annita Noudelman de Castro, an Uruguayan of Russian and Jewish descent, and Wolf White Watkins, a Czechoslovak railway engineer who immigrated to South America during the electrification of Brazilian railroads.

lily safra family
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She was raised in Rio de Janeiro before relocating to Montevideo, Uruguay, with her family.

Lily Safra Career, What was her Profession?

Given that she had been married four times, her four marriages were the main source of her vast riches. She married Mario Cohen, an Argentine hosiery tycoon of Italian-Jewish ancestry when she was 17 years old. Lily later got married to Alfredo Monteverde. He founded the Ponto Frio brand and was a pioneer in the marketing of home appliances in Brazil.

She then wed Samuel Bendahan, a businessman who was also a Sephardic Jew and had less affluence. Lastly, she wed Edmond Safra in 1976. The well-known banker was a Brazilian citizen via naturalization and of Lebanese Jewish (Mizrahi) descent. In New York, he established Republic National Bank.

Lily Safra was a member of the Chairman’s Council of the Museum of Modern Art. Lily Safra contributed to various charities, foundations, and groups. In 2005, Safra supported the American Red Cross and provided aid to Hurricane Katrina victims. Safra offered Geneva Christie’s an extraordinary auction of 70 pieces of her own jewelry collection in May 2012.

In recognition of her consistent commitment, Safra received the “An Enduring Vision” award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 2009. Safra promised to provide €10 million in April 2019 for the rebuilding of Notre Dame de Paris following the fire.

Which school and college did She go to?

No details about her education have been disclosed, so we do not currently have an understanding of her educational background.

We will update this section with more specific information on her educational background as soon as we receive it.

Lily Safra Net Worth, How much does She earn?

According to Forbes, she had a net worth of $1.3 Billion.

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Lily Safra Husband, What about her relationship?

She was a married woman and she was married to Lebanese-born banker Edmond Safra. Before that she was married to Samuel Bendahan from 1972 to 73 as their marriage ended in divorce and the same goes with her first husband Alfredo Monteverde as she was married to him from 1952 to 60.

lily safra husband
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However, her second husband Alfredo Monteverde with whom she married in 1964 died in 1969.  She had four children.

Was she available on any social media platforms?

We do not have precise information about her social media status. When we receive more detailed information surrounding her social media handles, we will update this section.

Physical Appearance of  Lily Safra’s Height, Weight

HeightFeet:  N / A  
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Hair ColourSalt and pepper
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Lily Safra’s should be known

NationalityBrazilian-Monegasque
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac SignN / A  
Net Worth$1.3 Billion
Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedWidow
Current SpouseMario Cohen
Alfredo Monteverde ​
Samuel Bendahan
Edmond Safra
Children4

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