Brazilian immigrants to the United States

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Bob Burnquist

    Bob Burnquist


    Roberto Dean Silva Burnquist (born October 10, 1976), popularly known as Bob Burnquist, is a Brazilian-American professional skateboarder. In 2010, he became the first skateboarder to land a "fakie 900" (900-degree reverse-natural rotation), making Burnquist the fifth person in history to successfully complete the 900 trick.

  2. Gregor Gracie

    Gregor Gracie


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  3. Royce Gracie

    Royce Gracie


    Royce Gracie (/ˈrɔɪs ˈɡrs/; born December 12, 1966) is a retired Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer, and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He is considered by some to be the most influential figure in the history of modern MMA.

  4. Vinny Magalhães

    Vinny Magalhães


    Vinicius de Magalhães (born July 2, 1984), is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light Heavyweight division. He was a finalist in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir and has fought five times within two stints with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion and is also a multiple time jiu-jitsu gi and no-gi world champion. Magalhães is the current Titan Fighting Championships light heavyweight champion.

  5. Benny Feilhaber

    Benny Feilhaber


    Benny Feilhaber (/ˈflhɑːbər/; born January 19, 1985) is a Brazilian-born American professional soccer player who plays for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer as a midfielder.

  6. Alex Da Silva (dancer)

    Alex Da Silva (dancer)


    Alex Da Silva is a dancer and choreographer, specializing in Salsa dancing. Da Silva is also known for being a recurring guest choreographer on the Fox TV show So You Think You Can Dance.

  7. Vik Muniz

    Vik Muniz


    Vik Muniz (born in 1961, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian artist and photographer. Initially a sculptor, Muniz grew interested with the photographic representations of his work, eventually focusing completely on photography. Primarily working in series, Muniz incorporates the use of quotidian objects such as diamonds, sugar, thread, chocolate syrup and garbage in his practice to create bold, ironic and often deceiving imagery, gleaned from the pages of pop culture and art history. His work has been met with both commercial success and critical acclaim, and has been exhibited worldwide. His solo show at MAM in Rio de Janeiro was second only to Picasso in attendance records.

  8. Guma Aguiar

    Guma Aguiar


    Guma L. Aguiar is a Brazilian-born energy industrialist and millionaire businessperson who splits his time living between the United States and Israel. Guma Aguiar is recognized as a leading philanthropist who has supported a variety of Jewish causes including Nefesh B'Nefesh and the March of the Living. In July 2009, Aguiar invested over US$4 million in support of the Beitar Jerusalem Football Club.

  9. Bill Hudson (guitarist)

    Bill Hudson (guitarist)


    Bill Hudson, born on July 13, 1983 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a heavy metal guitarist. He moved to the United States during the year of 2005 in order to join the Nebraskan power metal band Cellador, playing on their debut album Enter Deception and remaining in their line-up until early 2008. Joining Avian a band started by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and vocalist Lance King for one album and several live performances in 2007 and 2008 after which, Hudson did a lot of touring and recording with different bands such as UK's Power Quest, Zachary Stevens's Circle II Circle and Nightrage. Hudson has done guest guitar solos for several rock bands as well.

  10. Marcelo Bussiki

    Marcelo Bussiki


    Marcelo Bussiki (born July 5, 1960 in Cuiabá, Brazil) is a Brazilian director and conductor. He currently works with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra in Bryan, Texas. Each year, he conducts a variety of classical concerts of universal appeal in several locations. Since 2006, he is also the Chairman of Fine Arts in Blinn College, Bryan, Texas [1].

  11. Oscar Oiwa

    Oscar Oiwa


    Oscar Oiwa (in Japanese: 大岩オスカール) is a painter who was born in Brazil, son of Japanese immigrants. He received his B.F.A. (1989) from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo University. Oiwa was influenced by comic books, art, and magazines throughout his youth, as well as the urban environment of his birthplace. He experienced contemporary art during this time in nearby galleries and became an assistant at the São Paulo Art Biennial. Oiwa held his first solo exhibition while he was still in college and thereafter participated in the 21st São Paulo Art Biennial (1991).

  12. Denison Cabral

    Denison Cabral


    Denison Cabral (born January 26, 1974 in Florianópolis, Brazil) is a soccer midfielder. He most recently played for the Baltimore Blast indoor soccer team, during the 2009-10 season.

  13. Cesar Gracie

    Cesar Gracie


    Cesar Gracie is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who trains a number of top fighters in Pleasant Hill, California. Gracie is a member of the Gracie family, the son of Sonja Gracie-Gronning (who is the daughter of Carlos Gracie) and not to be confused with his cousin also named Cesar Gracie who is the son of Reylson Gracie.

  14. Alexandre Kafka

    Alexandre Kafka


    Alexandre Kafka (January 25, 1917 – November 28, 2007) was an international economist mainly known for his work as an Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  15. Ricardo Sternberg

    Ricardo Sternberg


    Ricardo da Silveira Lobo Sternberg (born 1948) is a Canadian poet.

  16. Jorge Gurgel

    Jorge Gurgel


    . Jorge Valente Gurgel (/ˈɡɜrɡəl/; born January 25, 1977) is a retired Brazilian Mixed martial artist who most recently competed in Titan FC's Lightweight division. A professional competitor from 2002 to 2014, Gurgel has also formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce.

  17. Ralek Gracie

    Ralek Gracie


    Ralek Gracie (/ˈhɑːlɛk ˈɡræs/; born October 4, 1985) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and mixed martial artist. He is the son of Rorion Gracie and a member of the Gracie family, and is the nephew of former UFC Champion Royce Gracie and Rickson Gracie. He was awarded his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by his grandfather Helio Gracie. He is also the founder of Metamoris, a promotion that features 20-minute, submission-only grappling matches against the world’s best jiu-jitsu stylists.

  18. Tad Szulc

    Tad Szulc


    Tadeusz Witold Szulc (July 25, 1926 – May 21, 2001) was an author and foreign correspondent for The New York Times from 1953 to 1972. Szulc is credited with breaking the story of the Bay of Pigs invasion.

  19. Mario Rinaldi (MMA)

    Mario Rinaldi (MMA)


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  20. Carley Gracie

    Carley Gracie


    Carley Gracie, nicknamed "The lion of the Gracie family", is a Brazilian-born martial artist and a prominent member of the Gracie family.

  21. Alex Ely

    Alex Ely


    Alexandre “Alex” Ely (Ukrainian: Олександр (Олесь) Ілай) (born February 9, 1938 in Sao Paulo, Brazil) is a former U.S.-Brazilian soccer midfielder. Ely played extensively in the U.S., Canada and Brazil winning multiple league and cup titles. He also earned four caps with the U.S. national team between 1960 and 1965. In addition to his extensive professional resume, Ely coached at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

  22. Ailson Brites

    Ailson Brites


    Ailson Henrique Brites (also known as "Jucão" ) (born December 6, 1965) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) expert and World Champion 5th degree black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr.

  23. Angela Park

    Angela Park


    Angela Park (Korean: 박혜인, born August 25, 1988) is a Brazilian-American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. She holds dual citizenship in Brazil and the United States.

  24. Crosley Gracie

    Crosley Gracie


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  25. Renzo Gracie

    Renzo Gracie


    Renzo Gracie (/ˈhɛnz ˈɡræs/; born March 11, 1967) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A member of the Gracie family of Brazil, Renzo is a 6th Degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Gracie Jr.. He is the son of Robson Gracie, grandson of Carlos Gracie, nephew of Carlos Gracie, Jr. grandnephew of Helio Gracie, and the 1st cousin once removed of Royce Gracie. In mixed martial arts, Renzo has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Pride Fighting Championships, K-1, RINGS, and International Fight League (head-coaching the New York Pitbulls). He holds notable victories over five former UFC Champions: Frank Shamrock (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion), Carlos Newton (UFC Welterweight Champion), Pat Miletich (UFC Welterweight Champion), Maurice Smith (UFC Heavyweight Champion), and Oleg Taktarov (UFC 6 Tournament Winner)

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