COURTESY JACKSON HEALTH FOUNDATION

COURTESY JACKSON HEALTH FOUNDATION

A certified public accountant, Paul Cejas was the founder of CareFlorida Health Systems, the largest Hispanic-owned healthcare company in the United States, which he sold in 1994. Now he is the CEO of PLC Investments, which manages extensive holdings, ranging from real estate to venture capital, and has the title of Honorable attached to his name, having served as ambassador to Belgium at the end of Bill Clinton’s presidency. He and his wife, Trudy, have owned some impressively lavish (read: eight-figure) properties in South Florida over the years, which they have filled with modern and contemporary art, specifically Latin American, European, and American. Among the artists they have collected are Thomas Houseago, Fernando Botero, Guillermo Kuitca, and Rufino Tamayo. The pair have funded philanthropic projects throughout Florida, and Paul has served on the boards of the Miami Art Museum, the Smithsonian, the Latin American Advisory Board of the Tate Museum, and University of Miami.

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Trudy and Paul Cejas

Location:
Miami Beach

Source of wealth:
Investments (PLC Investments)

Collecting area:
Postwar and contemporary art, especially Zero

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

It’s been reported that the Cejases snapped up the penthouse of Faena Miami Beach, which had been priced at a cool $50 million, the priciest condo in all of Miami Beach.