Brazilian celebrity television personality and businessman most widely known as the top of a far more than 6 billion-dollar TV network holding company called the Grupo Silvio Santos. During his teenage years, he proved helpful as a road seller in Rio de Janeiro. He went unsuccessfully in 1989 for the Brazilian presidency. He wedded Iris Abravanel 1978, and he includes a total of six daughters. He grew up within a Jewish family members in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson both acquired highly lucrative professions as entrepreneurs.