Immigrant Profile: Alex Behring


The legendary businessman and co-founder of 3G Capital, Alexandre Behring da Costa, was born in Brazil in 1967. He currently lives with his wife Danielle Behring from Curitiba, Brazil in Greenwich, Connecticut. Before coming to the United States, Behring attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and earned an Electrical Engineering degree.

Immigration to the United States

In 1995, Behring entered the United States and enrolled in the Harvard Business School. He obtained an MBA and became a Baker Scholar. By 2004, Behring became the co-founder of 3G Capital. He still remains managing partner of 3G Capital today with office location from Rio de Janeiro to New York City.

Professional Background & Achievements

Behring is also chairman of the Canadian Holding company Restaurant Brands international. The most notable brand of this global company is United States Fast Food Giant, the Burger King chain. The Canadian company also owns a popular Canadian restaurant and coffee shop chain known as Tim Hortons.

Contribution to the U.S. Economy

Behring’s other significant contributions to the United States economy include a partnership with renown billionaire Warren Buffett’s, Berkshire Hathaway. This powerful partnership allowed Behring to gain Heinz to his already impressive portfolio.

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