Grupo Globo

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Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A.
Industry Media conglomerate
Founded 25 June 1925
  • Irineu Marinho
Headquarters R. Lopes Quintas, 303, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Area served
South America
Key people
Jorge Nóbrega (president)
Carlos H. Schroder (CEO)[1]
Revenue Increase R$ 16,7 billion (2015)
Owner Roberto Marinho[1]

Grupo Globo (English: Globo Group), formerly known as Organizações Globo[3] (English: Globo Organization[4]), is the largest mass media group of Latin America, founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1925 by Irineu Marinho. It also formerly owned companies on the food industry and the real estate and financial markets.


The first enterprise of the company was the newspaper A Noite, with the success of the newspaper, published on the late afternoon, Irineu Marinho decided to launch the morning daily O Globo in 1925. After his sudden death, just weeks after the launch of O Globo, his son, Roberto Pisani Marinho, became the director of the company. Working actively on the media business, Roberto Marinho decided to invest in other areas and launched Radio Globo in 1944. However, the company only became recognizable nationwide after the launching of Rede Globo, the second-largest commercial TV network in the world,[5] in 1965.

The company is currently run by the sons of Roberto Marinho: Roberto Irineu Marinho, João Roberto Marinho and José Roberto Marinho. In May 2013, a study released by media agency ZenithOptimedia showed Globo occupied the 17th place in a list with the top global media owners. It was the first time the company appeared on this ranking.[6] This ranking was still held in 2015.[7] In 2017 the company's place fell to 19th[8] and in June of the same year Grupo Globo signed a deal with Vice Media.[9]


  1. ^ a b Chris Ariens (6 September 2017). "Q&A: Globo's CEO on How the Latin American Media Giant Is Competing With Netflix". Adweek. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  2. ^ John Hopewell (23 February 2016). "Brazilian Giant Globo Reveals First Results, Strategies of New VOD Service Globo Play (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Organizações Globo adotam nova marca: Grupo Globo". O Globo (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Grupo Globo. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  4. ^ - Other Media, Rede Globo, retrieved 26 October 2017 
  5. ^ "Rede Globo se torna a 2ª maior emissora do mundo" [Rede Globo becomes the 2nd largest broadcaster in the world] (in Portuguese). O Fuxico. 11 May 2012. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Top 30 Global Media Owners 2013" (PDF). Zenith. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Top 30 Global Media Owners 2015" (PDF). [dead link]
  8. ^ "Top 30 Global Media Owners 2017". Zenith. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Lukas I. Alpert (22 June 2017). "Vice Media Signs Deal With Brazil's Grupo Globo". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 

External links

  • Official website (in Portuguese)
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