A Brazilian Bus Magnate Is Buying All The World’s Vinyl

By James Rettig / August 11, 2014 - 9:42 am

The New York Times Magazine published a fascinating profile over the weekend of record collector Zero Freitas, a Brazilian man who made a fortune through his family-owned bus company and has been funneling all of his money into buying vinyl. Freitas estimates that his collection currently has “several million albums.” He has an extensive buying and cataloging operation, employing people around the globe to hunt down for-sale record collections and a dozen interns to keep track of all of the records in his possession. His goal is to digitize most of his collection so that none of the music will disappear unnoticed. You can read the article here.