Brazilian businessman wins 3.5 million dollars with risky roulette bet. 2017 is already an amazing year for the Brazilian businessman Mister Pedro Bartelle. With a very high roulette bet of 35.000 dollars , about 32000 euros, he won the astonishing amount of 3.5 million dollars. Place to be was Hotel Conrad in the Punta del Este at the coast of Uruguay.
Pedro definitely likes to take a risk. The gambler decided to place a bet on number 32 of the roulette wheel. The lucky guy definitely attracted a lot of attention with it, because the bet was filmed by people in the casino. Bartelle stayed calm and happy, despite his bet. He even took a sip from his glass of wine. 32 definitely appeared to be his lucky number. Would January 3, 2017 be the best day of his life? The answer is definitely ‘yes’. The roulette ball fell on the number 32!
Successful sandal company
Pedro and his friends cheered, jumped in the air and danced in a circle. However, the successful gambler wasn’t a poor man at first. He’s the nephew of the successful Brazilian businessman and billionaire Alexandre Grenene Bardelle. Since the 1970s he’s a very successful manufacturer of sandals all over the world. Alexandre Bardelle is even mentioned in the 2014 edition of Forbes magazine as a billionaire.
According to Forbes Grandelle has a net worth of about 2.1 billion dollars, about 1,95 billion euros. He earned his fortune with the production of Havaianas flip flops. Besides his billionaire uncle, Pedro also has a nephew who is the president of Vulcabras-Azaleia. This is the third largest footwear company in Latin America. So although gambler Pedro has millions now, he still can’t compete with his billionaire family!