Roberto Irineu Marinho is a Brazilian entrepreneur and a self-made billionaire. He is one of the three billionaire brothers who control and manage Rede Globo, which is considered to be the largest media group in Latin America. His two other brothers are Jose Roberto Marinho and Joao Roberto Marinho, and they are also considered to be some of the richest people in Brazil. Rede Globo was founded by their father, Roberto Marinho, and it currently holds about half of Brazil’s TV market. Besides their ownership of Rede Globo, the three brothers also own O Globo, which is also a highly successful newspaper of Rio de Janeiro.
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Roberto Irineu Marinho, Jose Roberto Marinho and Joao Roberto Marinho are not only successful and influential businessmen, but they are also highly active philanthropists. They are avid supporters of a variety of cultural and educational causes through the Roberto Marinho Foundation. Roberto Marinho has an estimated net worth of $7.7 billion, which makes him the fifth richest person in Brazil after Jorge Paulo Lemann ($17 billion), Joseph Safra ($15.13 billion), Antonio Emilio de Morales ($11.46 billion) and Marcel Herrmann Telles (48.7 billion). Roberto Irineu Marinho is a family man, and he is married with 3 children.