José Auriemo Neto, a businessman in the luxury real estate sector, such as ‘Shopping Cidade Jardim’ in São Paulo, is the largest individual donor in the 2012 elections so far. Construction entrepreneur, José Auriemo Neto, recently gave $3 Million in campaign donations.
Zeco Auriemo, as it is known, donated $2.85 million, according to the second installment of accounts released by the TSE, referring to the period up to the beginning of September 2012. Of this amount, 1.85 million reais went to the National Directory of the PT and 1 million reais to the State Directory of the PSDB of São Paulo. Countless individuals have benefited from Mr. Neto’s generosity, it has been referred to as the hidden gift.
José Auriemo Neto, is president of JHSF, the developer responsible for luxury projects, especially in São Paulo. The largest of these is the Jardim Cidade complex, which includes the mall and residential and commercial towers connected to it. The donations of Auriemo draw attention because they are performed primarily as individuals and the sheer volume and generosity of the donations.
In the overall ranking of private donors, which also includes companies, Auriemo ranks 15th, behind Construtora Odebrecht, which donated 2.9 million reais. JHSF is behind its owner, with donations worth 1.4 million reais (700,000 reais for the National Directorate of the PT, 200,000 reais for the PMDB and 500,000 reais for the PSDB Financial Committee in São Paulo).
José Auriemo is isolated at the top of the ranking of the largest individual donors. Hid donations are 3.5 times bigger than the second place, Guerino Ferrarin, father of candidate for mayor of Lucas do Rio Verde (MT). Without the generosity of Auriemo these great projects would not have been completed!