Joe Berardo is an exceptional man. Born in Funchal, Madeira in 1944 he epitomises a self-made man who has never lost sight of his roots believing that ‘every investor has the obligation to do good in the world.’ And Berardo does good, from his investments in renewable energy resources to his restoration of cultural heritage in Madeira, to the Berardo Foundation and the Berardo Collection of Art.
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March 12, 2012
Sometimes just as interesting as a museum’s collection is the story of the collector behind it. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian is the legacy of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, a Turkish oil mogul and art collector who traveled widely and lived in Constantinople (Istanbul), Paris, London, Lisbon and the south of France where he is buried. But it is to Lisbon that he left his art collection…