Roberto Santiago is an iconic figure in Brazil. That’s because he owns the largest mall in the state of Paraiba. It is one of the largest malls in the country. Ironically, he started his career as a writer. How he ended up as a business entrepreneur is quite a story.
Deeply in love with his country, he set out to blog about the events of the day. His blog began to thrive. He also began to explore entrepreneur interests in shopping malls. He worked on some production freelance work and by 1989, his new career had taken off. Located in Paraiba, Brazil, his mall Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping is a mecca of shopping, night-life and entertainment.
His mall has 11 movie theaters and some of the best places to eat in the area. The bars make it a great place to meet friends at night and the local cultural festivals are a wonderful way for the locals to enjoy the beautiful place they live. It has been the height of Santiago’s career.
Roberto Santiago grew up in Joao Pessoa and studied at Pio X Marist College and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He felt that there was a great need for better entertainment for the local area. His passion for business and the entrepreneurial spirit that he felt at a deep level allowed him to find the drive to begin the process of creating the largest mall in his hometown.
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He began with a few shops and expanded to deal with some of the best eateries in the area. Espaco Gourmet and Waynes helped pave the path. When the addition of movie theaters was added, the project began to catch the attention of the business world in a major way. That led to his current position as one of the largest entrepreneurs in Brazil.
Today, he shares his passion with others by making sizable donations to help better his own community. That speaks highly of Santiago and his commitment to success and the economic growth of his country. His passion and love for Brazil and his hometown of Joao Pessoa. Read more at Blog Do Gordinho.