[lg policy] Fwd: [Edling] Meet The Mormon 'Wizard' Who Almost Became a Billionaire Teaching Brazilians a Second Language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 21 15:03:43 UTC 2013

From:  <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>


Meet The Mormon 'Wizard' Who Almost Became a Billionaire Teaching
Brazilians a Second Language

Can teaching Brazilians new languages turn Carlos Wizard Martins into a
billionaire? The question asked two years ago by a Forbes article was
answered today with the purchase of Grupo Multi by Pearson – a media and
education company with 36,000 people in more than 70 countries – for $719.6
million in cash.

Language learning is set to keep growing in Latin America’s largest
country, mainly thanks to the World Cup and the Olympics coming, the growth
of the middle class and of Brazil’s tourism sector.

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