After almost two years living in Roraima, alongside Venezuelan refugees, billionaire Carlos Wizard Martins, chairman of Grupo Sforza, begins a new humanitarian mission: the fight against Covid-19.
Wizard will revert 100% of the sales of his book Meu Maior Empreendimento, an account of his experiences on the border between Brazil and Venezuela. “Everything was ready to run my printed book, but given the situation, I will distribute it in the form of an e-book, for R$ 9.00. For each download of the book, I will donate an equal amount to fight the coronavirus ”, guarantees the businessman, who will also donate R$ 1 per sale of the Taco Bell chain made by delivery.
The estimate is to raise R$ 100 thousand for this social cause. As in Roraima, Wizard is using his network to attract donations from other billionaires. Among those who have already committed to supporting the cause are Cyrela’s Elie Horn and the Safra family. “It is unfortunate to see that this very serious illness, which is obviously not a cold one, has become the subject of a political platform in Brazil”, criticizes Wizard, without mentioning nominally the controversial position of President Jair Bolsonaro. “I am absolutely sure that social distance is necessary to dilute the volume of urgent care in hospitals in the country. When you have love for your neighbor and community spirit, you can easily see that the measure is fundamental, for now,” says the businessman, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, popularly known as the Mormon Church. During the period he was in Boa Vista, Wizard helped more than 12,000 refugees to leave Roraima and restart life in the South and Southeast.
(Note published in issue 1165 of Dinheiro magazine)
Source: Isto é Dinheiro