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# 327 Orlando Bravo 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024

# 327 Orlando Bravo 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/18/2024
OccupationCofounder, Thoma Bravo
Source of WealthPrivate Equity
ResidenceMiami Beach, Florida
Marital StatusMarried
EducationBS, Brown University; MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business; JD, Stanford University
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$13.3B
Orlando Bravo
Orlando Bravo
United States
Net worth: $8.30B

Self-Made Score 

Wealth History

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Early Life

Orlando Bravo was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, in 1970.
He moved to Florida as a teenager to pursue a tennis career and attended the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.
Bravo completed his high school education at Academia de la Inmaculada Concepción in Puerto Rico.
In 1987, he participated in the Omega Easter Bowl tennis tournament in Miami.
Bravo graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in economics and political science in 1992.
He furthered his education at Stanford University, earning a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.B.A. from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.


Orlando Bravo began his career in mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley before joining Thoma Bravo's predecessor firm, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, Inc. (TCEP), in 1997.
He played a pivotal role in leading TCEP's first software acquisition, Prophet 21, demonstrating his expertise in the technology sector.
Orlando Bravo became a partner at TCEP at the age of 30, leading the software group within the company.

Thoma Bravo

In 2008, Bravo co-founded Thoma Bravo, LLC, focusing exclusively on software deals.
Under Bravo's leadership, Thoma Bravo has become one of the leading technology buyout firms in the United States, completing over 200 software and technology acquisitions with a total enterprise value of approximately $57 billion.
The firm's funds have consistently delivered impressive returns, with a net annual return of 30% and $20 billion in investments sold or listed since 2015.
Thoma Bravo raised $12.6 billion for its 13th flagship fund, demonstrating its continued growth and success in the private equity sector.


Orlando Bravo is actively involved in philanthropic endeavors, particularly focused on supporting his native Puerto Rico.
Following Hurricane Maria's devastation, Bravo donated $10 million through the Bravo Family Foundation's Podemos Puerto Rico Fund, providing critical aid and supplies to affected areas.
He has committed $100 million to the Bravo Family Foundation to promote entrepreneurship and economic development in Puerto Rico, with a focus on improving educational standards and opportunities for young adults.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Orlando Bravo?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.10% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Orlando Bravo's net worth of $8.30B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.76% compared to 11.89% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Orlando Bravo is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Orlando Bravo, Private Equity is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey