Who is Roberto Santiago?

Few people outside of Paraiba, a state in northeastern Brazil, are familiar with Roberto Santiago. A highly successful and very respected businessman and entrepreneur, Santiago is best known for developing and operating the Manaira Shopping Mall in downtown Joao Pessoa. Even those who call the city home are often unaware of how Roberto Santiago managed to develop such a name for himself. If you are curious about Santiago and want to know how he ended up in the position that he’s in, keep reading.

From a very early age, Roberto Santiago was clearly a go-getter. His curiosity was insatiable, and he was always looking for new and interesting things to do. An excellent student, he did well in school and knew that he wanted to pursue a higher education. After earning an undergrad degree from Pio X Marist College, he still wasn’t satisfied. Knowing that he aspired to succeed in the highly competitive business world, he knew that he needed more impressive educational credentials. He went on to attend University Center of Joao Pessoa, or UNIPE, where he earned a degree in business administration.

Even though Roberto Santiago was very business minded from a young age, he always understood the importance of staying active and having fun. He got into many different hobbies and pastimes, but he always found himself gravitating back to things like motocross and bowling. In fact, Manaira Shopping Mall, his crowning achievement, boasts a state-of-the-art bowling alley where Santiago is occasionally seen playing.

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After a stint at Cafe Santa Rosa, Roberto Santiago took a chance and invested in a local cardboard box manufacturing operation. Happily, his investment paid off, and his rise in the world of business began. Santiago was very careful with his finances, which afforded him the ability to purchase an excellent piece of commercial real estate in the heart of downtown Joao Pessoa. This was fortuitous because he had already started developing plans for what would become Manaira Shopping Mall.

Ground broke on the mall in 1987. It opened two years later, when Santiago was only 30 years old. Since then, he has developed another mall, Mangabeira Shopping Mall, and he has continually worked to make Manaira even bigger and better. Indeed, between 2008 and 2014, its already impressive food court was improved and expanded three times. Nowadays, Roberto Santiago continues to operate the mall, is highly active in the community and gives back whenever he can. Visit their profile page on Facebook.

The Philanthropist who broke the Bank of England, George Soros

George Soros is a name that we all hear a lot in this day and age but how much do you actually know about the man who “Broke the Bank of England.” When he shorted the British pound, A lot of us don’t know much about this courageous entrepreneur besides what we here on the T.V. Here is a little insight to the man who has overcame so much and has so much influence in today’s society. Read his profile at Forbes.

George is a Hungarian native who survived the Nazi occupation of 1944-45 and with his family managed to help so many others do the same. In the year 1947 Soros fled to London with a mission to become known in the world of economics and Philanthropy. While working two, less than glamorous jobs, railway porter and a waiter, Soros managed to put himself through the prestigious London School of Economics. George later immigrated to the state of New York. This is where he founded his first hedge fund on Wall Street in 1969 with a capital of 12 million dollars that would later be known as the Quantum Fund.

Today, George Soros is a remaining top end investor through, Soros Fund Management, his family office which has an estimated value of 30 billion in various assets. Today George is one of the leading Democratic Party funders. He has been involved and supported the Democratic Party for decades. He has been said to have donated billions of dollars to support the party who carries the ideals he cares so much about. Read more on NYTimes.com.

In 2004 George Soros had stepped back from political donations, after the election of George W. Bush, but has now decided to back the Democratic Party once again by allotting The Hillary campaign a tremendous 25-million dollars of support.

However George isn’t just politically driven he also is known as one of the world’s foremost philanthropists with a donation total of over 12-billion dollars to date. He has donated to create more accountable democratic countries all over the world. Soros helped launch the legalization of marijuana in the United States, along with backing same sex marriage with a very vocal front. Although his philanthropic ideals have evolved they still revolve around his precious ideals of an open society and to alleviate the world’s most intractable problems, the problems where a definitive resolution may never be found.

So in conclusion I believe the man we all hear about in our day to day lives is much more than just a political influence. He has driven so much hope and aspiration into so many to one day is able to lead a truly transparent life with a fully accountable government.

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The entrepreneurial ideas of Roberto Santiago

Many people want to make it big in the world of investing, retire early and if possible even become part of the 5% that owns the 95 %. However, not many people do what it takes to get to this level of success. One Brazilian businessman however, has been making huge moves in investing and has become a household name in Brazil. The latest from Roberto Santiago is the owner of the Manaira Shopping center in Joao Pessoa. This is not the first venture of its kind that he has created as he owns others such as the Mangabeira Shopping complex.

When the mall was being designed, the idea that the creators had in mind was a place where the entire family could visit, spend time and enjoy themselves. There are different entertainment options for the different age groups. For the adults, the available options include movie theatres, ball rooms, and alleys for bowling, electronic amusement parks and many other additions. All these are wrapped within a peaceful and serene environment that everyone feels relaxed in the moment they walk in. Read more on polemicaparaiba.com

The entertainment facilities in the complex are state of the art. These include 11 cinema halls. Each of these rooms is fitted with the best modern equipment for watching movies and some have VIP 3D rooms. The concept of stadium system has also been applied to the construction whereby all the seats are organized in a manner that offers visibility to the customers. There is also a fully equipped bar with a selection of the best wines and spirits, gourmet pop corn and other candy for their different customers’ tastes.

The electronic amusement park covers an area of 1800 square meters. It contains 200 games machines and has some of the best modern and electronic bowling alleys. These and many more are the types of establishments that Roberto Santiago has invested in all around the country.

The main idea behind the establishment of these centers is to offer families and even individuals the most interesting ways to spend time, relax and have fun. The meal options that are available for families that visit the mall include a hamburger and steak house where the families can meet and enjoy a meal. A complete food court is also available at the mall, so you do not have to worry about food when you go out to the mall with your family.

These are some of the things that make the investments made by Roberto some of the best in the country. Roberto Santiago has been an investor long enough to understand that success in investing comes from looking for a service that is not readily available, investing in it and looking for many ways to make the customers fall in love with one’s particular service as opposed to another similar service. Visit TripAdvisor to read more.