A Brazilian businessman added to his riches after he betting $35,000 worth of chips on a single roulette spin – and won $3.5 million.
Pedro Grendene Bartelle, the president of shoe company Vulcabras-Azaleia, bet and won big in the Hotel Conrad in Punta del Este, along the Uruguay coast, according to Casino Online.
People surrounding the tables filmed Bartelle’s bet and celebratory huddle with friends when he won the millions on January 3.
The video showed Bartelle and his friends stack their chips on the number 32. Bartelle appeared confident in his decision while reassuring bystanders and sipping on a glass of wine.
Seconds later the casino erupted in applause and the group of men huddled together and jumped around in a circle as they congratulated Bartelle on the win.
Bartelle’s uncle, Alexandre Grendene Bartelle, a Brazilian businessman and billionaire, co-founded Grendene, the world’s largest manufacturer of sandals, with his brother, Pedro Grendene Bartelle, in 1971.
His nephew is currently the president of Vulcabras-Azaleia, the third largest footwear company in domestic market and in Latin America, only after Brazilians Alpargatas and his uncle’s company, Grendene.
In 2014, Alexandre Bartelle reached billionaire status, according to Forbes magazine.
His company, Grendene produces Havaianas flip flops and his net worth has topped at $2.1 billion.