Who is the Owner of Budweiser?


Budweiser is an American-styled lager beer made by Anheuser-Busch and it is a part of the conglomerate corporation Anheuser-Busch InBev and is produced in several breweries worldwide.

Although there is another larger called Budweiser established centuries ago by Budweiser Budvar Brewery in Budweis, Bohemia in the Czech Republic. These conflicting names have led to a trademark dispute between both brands, stopping Anheuser-Busch from using “Budweiser” in some regions, thus using only “Bud” in those areas.

The popular Budweiser we all know started in 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri, the United States by carl Conrad & Co. Available in over 80 countries worldwide, Budweiser is one of the biggest selling beers in the USA and the world.

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InBev is a brewing company that was formed from the merging of Belgium-based Interbrew and Brazilian Brewer AmBev in 2004. It was an independent company until the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch in 2008 which then formed Anheuser-Busch InBev.

InBev operates in over 30 countries and its products are sold and consumed in over 130 countries.

InBev is owned largely owned by 2 people;

  • Carlos Alves de Brito
  • Marcel Hermann Telles

Carlos Alves de Brito

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Carlos is the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He studied in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where he holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Carlos is an active member of InBev Finance, Operations, and Compensations Committee, and has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2005.

The 59-year-old has worked for Daimler Benz and Shell Oil before he joined Brazilian soft drink and beer company Brahma in 1989, and in 1999 they merged with Companhia Antarctica Paulista to create AmBev.

Aside his daily 30-minutes workout, Carlos claims he has no hobbies, and has described Jorge Paulo Lemann as his mentor.

Carlos Alves de Brito’s net worth is over $469 million and is expected to double that figure after they successfully land their Initial Public Offering which is said to be the biggest in 2019.

Marcel Hermann Telles

Marcel is a Brazilian businessman and investor born in 23rd February 1950. The 69-year-old controls InBev, the world’s biggest beer company with his billionaire friends and partners Carlos Alberto and JorgePaulo Lemann. He is also an investor in 3G capital and they bought popular American Hamburger company, Burger King in 2010.

The business genius has an OPM from Harvard University and BA from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Marcel is the former CEO and current controlling shareholder of AmBev, a board member and co-founder of 3G capital since 2004.

He worked with Garantia in 1972 and as a partner of the Garantia Merchant Bank from 1974 until July 1998 when it was sold to Credit Suisse First Boston. Before acquiring Burger King, he was a board member and also a board member of LojasAmericanas.

When not working, he spends most of his time practicing diving and holidays in Monaco, France.

Marcel Hermann Telles is married and has two children. His current net worth is over $9.8 billion.


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