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Moise Yacoub Safra

Birthplace: Aleppo, Mount Simeon, Aleppo Governorate, Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)
Death: June 13, 2014 (79)
São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Son of Jacob Eliaho Safra and Esther Safra
Husband of Private User
Father of Private; Private; Private User; Private; Private and 1 other
Brother of Elie Safra; Private; Edmond Jacob Safra; Joseph Yacoub Safra; Private and 3 others

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About Moise Yacoub Safra

Moise Yacoub Safra (April 5, 1934 – June 15, 2014) was a Brazilian businessman and philanthropist. He co-founded Banco Safra with his brothers Edmond Safra and Joseph Safra.

Contents [show] Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Moise Safra was born on April 5, 1934 into a family of affluent Jewish bankers, in Aleppo, Syria.[3] The family's history in banking originated with caravan trade between Alexandria and Constantinople during the Ottoman Empire. The family relocated to Beirut after the First World War as Beirut was home to an already thriving Jewish community.[3] Eventually, the Safras decided to move to Brazil in 1952. In 1955, Moise's 23-year-old brother, Edmond Safra, and his father, Jacob Safra, started working in Brazil by financing letters of credit for trade in São Paulo.[3]

Career[edit] He established himself in Brazil where he acquired citizenship and founded Banco Safra with his brothers Edmond and Joseph Safra]].[3] He was also a prominent Jewish philanthropist.[3]

Death[edit] He died on June 15, 2014, reportedly from complications of Parkinson's disease at the age of 80.[3][4]

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Moise Yacoub Safra's Timeline

April 5, 1935
Aleppo, Mount Simeon, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
June 13, 2014
Age 79
São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil