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SILVIO SANTOS

This Brazilian entrepreneur made his money in television. Santos is the owner of Grupo Silvio Santos, which controls more than 30 companies and, according to Forbes, reports annual sales of $2 billion. Among the holding of Grupo Silvio Santos is SBT, the third largest broadcast network in Brazil. Santos is responsible for providing access to major international TV phenomena, such as Celebrity Big Brother, Wheel of Fortune, Are You Smarter than A 5th Grader?, and more. In an innovative move, rather than simply broadcasting the shows, Santos created Brazilian versions of them, allowing people to not only watch but to participate and compete for prizes. Currently Santos’ net worth falls in the range of $1.3 billion.

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