AGUIAR IN BRIEF
1978 Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to a Jewish family.
1981 Moves to the US where he is raised an evangelical Christian.
1999 Begins work, aged 21, as a clerk on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
2003 Co-founds Leor Energy LP, drilling for natural gas reserves in Texas. Leor eventually produces 240 million gross cubic feet of natural gas per day.
2004 Meets Rabbi Tovia Singer, the controversial leader of Outreach Judaism, an organisation that tries to “win back” Jews lost to the Christian faith. “I repented during that first conversation, and I returned immediately to my true heritage, the Jewish faith,” Aguair says.
2007 Sells Leor Energy to EnCana Corp for around £1.6 billion.
2009 Talks begin with Betar over buying the club, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. In July invests around £2.5 million. Last month invests just under £1 million as a sponsor of basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem