Lemann also is a brasilian citizen and played Davis Cup together with Koch and Mandarino.He also was Brasilian National Champion in 1968.
He is frequently described as the richest Brazilian.
In 1939, Lemann was born in Rio de Janeiro to Paul Lemann, a Swiss immigrant who founded the dairy manufacturer, Leco, and Anna Yvette Truebner, a Brazilian of Swiss origin. Lemann attended the American School of Rio de Janeiro.
He was sent to Harvard by his Swiss father, who emigrated to Brazil in the early 1920s, Lemann turned to tennis first and made it to Wimbledon, before returning to finance.
In 1961, he received a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University. According to Lemann's own admission, he did not enjoy his time at Harvard, stating that "My first year at Harvard was horrible. I was only 17 and I missed the beach and the sun a lot. Boston was too cold for me. It was my first time in the USA and I was not used to study or to write; we have to write a lot in Harvard. My grades were the worst possible." After setting off fireworks on the last day of his freshman year, he was reprimanded and considered dropping out, but ultimately decided to stay on.
Lemann always wanted to become an Inventor. As a kid he admired Thomas Edison. He bulit different machines but they usually did not work out. Lemann was also an avid tennis amateur. He won the Brazilian national tennis championship five times. He participated in the Davis Cup twice, once as part of the Swiss Davis Cup team and once on behalf of the Brazilian team, and also played at Wimbledon in 1962.
Roger Federer's management company,Tennis Australia and Jorge Lemann partnered to create the Laver Cup, a tournament is named after Australian tennis legend Rod Laver.
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