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Immigrant Profile: Eduardo Saverin

Background

Eduardo Saverin was one of the key people in the creation of Facebook. Saverin is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. He was born on the 13th of March 1982, into a wealthy family that was able to provide him with an excellent education.

Immigration to the United States

By the time he was eleven years old, the Saverin family immigrated to the United States. In 1993, the Saverin family set up their new life in Miami, Florida. Eduardo Saverin began his education in the United States at the Gulliver Preparatory School.

Professional Background & Achievements

Upon completing the prep School, Saverin was able to attend the prestigious Harvard University. Saverin became quite active at Harvard and joined a number of clubs and other student groups. For example, he belonged to the Phoenix S. K Club and the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Saverin also presided over the Harvard Investment Association.

Saverin graduated from Harvard University with a Magna Cum Laude degree in economics in 2006. But it was the relationship he had with Mark Zuckerburg, who he had met and launched Facebook with in 2004, that allowed him to really kickstart his future. Saverin was given the role of business manager and CFO of Facebook.

Contribution to the U.S. Economy

With his business venture with Mark Zuckerburg, Saverin was a billionaire right out of Harvard. Saverin has made a number of investments in the United States and has made major contributions to the US economy.

In an interview with Forbes, he stated that he is continuing to make US investments. However, he is currently seeking technology investments in his birth country Brazil.

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