Abilio Diniz can run backward. On a treadmill. In the dark. At age 77.
Don’t hate Abilio Diniz. He wants you to do all the things he can do when you, too, are pushing 80: box, play squash, pump iron, even procreate: He has a 7-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son with his second wife, Geyze, who’s 41 — younger than all four children from his first marriage.
Diniz has written down his secrets in a book succinctly titled “Smart Choices for a Successful Life,” Bloomberg Pursuits will report in its Spring 2014 issue. It’s a best-seller in Brazil where Diniz lives and where he made his fortune — some $3.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index — by building a supermarket chain into the country’s biggest retailer.
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