UnitedHealth Group shareholder worth $3B dies: 4 things to know

Morgan Haefner - Print  | 

Brazil's richest healthcare billionaire and UnitedHealth Group's largest individual shareholder worth $3.1 billion died Tuesday at the age of 73, according to a Reuters report. 

Here are four things to know. 

1. Edson de Godoy Bueno, MD, suffered a heart attack and died Tuesday, according to the report.

2. He was CEO of Latin American insurance provider Amil ParticipaƧƵes SA, which he founded four decades ago with his then-wife Dulce Pugliese. Dr. Bueno sold Amil to Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth in 2010 for $4.9 billion, according to the report.

3. Prior to his death, Dr. Bueno served as UnitedHealth's chairman for Latin America and held the most shares of any individual investor in the company. 

4. He was Brazil's richest healthcare industry figure and one of the country's most prominent self-established businessmen, according to Reuters.   

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