Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza
March 12, 1956

(1956-03-12) March 12, 1956 (age 65)[1]
EducationUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Known forco-founder of MRV Engenharia
Net worthUS$1.8 billion (January 2020)[2]
TitleChairman and CEO, MRV Engenharia

Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza (born March 12, 1956 in Belo Horizonte) is a Brazilian billionaire businessman and co-founder, in 1979, of MRV Engenharia, Brazil's leading home builder, which has a market capitalization of $1.4 billion.[2]

He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, where he graduated in 1978.[3] In June 2018, Rubens Menin was named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year.[4][5]

He has been chairman of MRV Engenharia since May 2007.[3][5][6]

He is married with three children and lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.[2]


  1. ^ Rubens Menin: os negócios bilionários do empresário que começou como o “patinho feio” da construção, Infomoney, 2021-01-31.
  2. ^ a b c "Forbes profile: Rubens Menin Teixeira de Souza". Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b Stocks. "Stocks". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  4. ^ "EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018". Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b Agnew, Harriet. "Rubens Menin is named World Entrepreneur of the Year 2018". Financial Times.
  6. ^ Taylor, Charlie. "Teamwork founders up for EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award". Irish Times.