Joao Roberto Marinho is a Brazilian tycoon and the 6th richest person in the country. He was born on 16th September, 1953 in Rio de Janeiro, and he is the brother to Roberto Irineu Marinho and Jose Roberto Marinho, who are also billionaires. Joao currently serves as the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Globo Organizations. He also shares control of Rede Globo, which is considered to be the largest media group in Latin America. The media empire was established by the three brothers’ father, Roberto Marinho. Their father died in 2003 and left the thriving business to his three sons.
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Joao started his professional career as a journalist for the newspaper “O Globo”. He eventually became the Managing Director of the Roberto Marinho Foundation, as well as the Chairman of the Editorial Board. His responsibility as chairman was to determine the editorial line of the Globo Organizations. Over the years, he has managed to make an incredible fortune for himself, just like his two other billionaire brothers. His current net worth is estimated to be $7.7 billion, which makes him the 6th richest person in Brazil. He is married to Gisela Marinho, with whom he has one child, Rodrigo Marinho, who serves as the vice president of the Globo Organizations.