Spiro Latsis Success Story

Full Name : Spiro J. Latsis
Born : 1st - Jan - 1946
Birth Place : Athens
Country : Greece
Education : London School of Economics
Occupation : Entrepreneur
Industry : Business
Networth : 2.3 billion USD

Spiro Latsis is a Greek businessman and billionaire. According to Forbes, Spiro is the 782nd richest man in the world and 2nd richest man in Greece. His net worth is estimated at $2.5 billion.

Early Life

He was born on the 1st of January 1946.Spiro is one of three siblings and is the son of Erietta Tsoukala and John Latsis. He obtained a bachelors degree in Economics in the year 1968, from the London School of Economics. By the year 1970 he had also acquired a master’s degree in logic and scientific method. In the year 1974, Spiro received a PhD in philosophy from the London School of Economics.

Career

spiro latsis at a business deal

In the early 1960’s Spiro joint the banking sector of his family business, while he simultaneously continued to pursue his education. By the year 1974, Spiro had received his PhD in Philosophy.Spiro became the director of several companies in the family banking holding group and the EFG group by the year 1989.

By 1990 Spiro took on the role of a non-executive Director of Euro bank Ergasias SA in Athens and also became the director of Eurofinanciere d’Investissements SAM in Monaco. By the year 1997 this brilliant, hardworking and dedicated businessman had taken over the role and responsibility of Chairman of the EFG Group. In the year 2003, after the demise of his father John Latsis, Spiro took over the Latsis Group of Companies.

spiro latsis with vladimir putin

Sipro Latsis With Vladimir Putin

Spiro has also become the President of Societe d’Etudes et Economiques in Geneva and the Chairman of numerous other companies including Paneuropean Oil and Industrial Holdings S.A.

Besides this he has also become a director of EFG International and Consolidated Lamda Holdings. Spiro and his family own major stake in an oil company Hellenic Petroleum and Lamda Development. Spiro is also a trustee of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

Heights

spiro latsis at inuagral day

Spiro joined the banking arm of his family business in the early 60’s. He continued to pursue his education in the London School of Economics until he acquired a doctorate in the year 1974.

By 1989 Spiro became a director of several companies in the family baking holding group. By the year 1997, Spiro had become chairman of the EFG Group. After the death of his father in 2003, Spiro also took over the Latsis Group of Companies.

Personal Life

Not much is known about Spiro’s personal life however we do know that he is married and has two children. He was born in Greece and continues to hold Greek Citizenship, however he resides in Geneva Switzerland.

Achievements

Besides having acquired a PhD in philosophy at the mere age of 28, Spiro also received an honorary doctorate from Witten/Herdecke University in the year 2006 in Germany for his work in the field of Economics.

Spiro has also made massive financial contributions to the International Latsis Foundation in Geneva and John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. Spiro also makes several donations towards the areas of culture, education, social welfare and scientific research.

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