Roberto Marinho
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Brazil

Grupo Globo

Roberto
Marinho

Co-Owner / Chairman / CEO

When Roberto Irineu Marinho’s grandfather passed away barely a month after publishing the first issue of the newspaper he founded in 1925, little did he imagine that his oldest son, Roberto Marinho, would take over and grow the company into the giant media conglom it is today, with interests in broadcast television, radio, newspapers, film and publishing. After Roberto Marinho died in 2003, his three sons Roberto Irineu, Joao Roberto and Jose Roberto carried on the family business.

Roberto Irineu, the eldest of the three, presides as chairman of what was rebranded in 2014 as Grupo Globo (from Globo Organization), which includes broadcaster Rede Globo, newspaper publisher Infoglobo and pay TV provider Globosat, all of which dominate their respective sectors. To keep pace with shifting viewing habits, Globo TV has diversified its production, invested in cutting edge technology and launched VOD service, Globo Play.

Born on October 13,1947, Roberto Irineu received an International Emmy Directorate Award in 2014 for his exemplary leadership. He also owns Sertaozinho Farm, renowned for its Orfeu gourmet coffee. Brazil’s ongoing economic crisis has impacted his net worth, along with his brothers,’ reducing it to $5.4 billion compared to $9.1 billion in 2014. Marinho is married and has four children.

Career

  • Grupo Globo

Education

  • FGV Brazil (Fundacao Getulio Vargas) (Brazil)

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International Emmy Awards to Fete Globo Group Chief

International Emmy Awards to Fete Globo Group Chief

The International Emmy Awards will honor Roberto Irineu Marinho, head of Brazilian media giant Globo Group, with its Directorate Award.The award coincides with the 50th anniversary of Globo TV, the nation's dominant TV network. Marinho, scion of the Globo founding family, has headed the group as CEO since 2003. His father earned the same award from the Intl. TV Academy more than 30 years ago.“Roberto Irinheu Marinho is a pillar of Globo’s success. He has spearheaded the group’s national and...

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