May 5, 2011

Eike Batista on his quest to become the world's richest man

I have created 5 companies that have in them, embedded resources, worth $2 trillion, at very low cost to produce them. So, it's just a question of time [before he becomes the world's richest man] okay? So, Mr. Slim, I'm sorry, I don't know if I'm going to pass him on the right side or the left side but it's going to happen.

I haven't finished drilling yet. At today's prices we have $2.3 trillion of underlying assets.

~Eike Batista, chairman and CEO, EBX Group, CNBC interview, May 4, 2011

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