Cristina Junqueira

Rank 2071

Cristina Junqueira

1.4B

fintech

São Paulo

Brazil

  • Junqueira signed the papers for Nubank's $15 million Series A from her hospital bed while she was in labor with her first child in 2014.
  • Cristina Junqueira was 30 years old in 2013 when she cofounded Brazil-based Nubank, now the world's most valuable digital bank.
  • She ran Brazilian bank Itaú's largest credit card division before leaving the job to start Nubank alongside cofounders David Vélez and Edward Wible.
  • A trained engineer, she also holds an MBA from Northwestern University.
  • She became a billionaire when Nubank debuted--as Nu Holdings--on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2021 at a valuation exceeding $50 billion.
  • She owns nearly 3% of Nubank.