|Founded||25 June 1925|
Roberto Irineu Marinho
|Revenue||US$4.4 billion (2017)|
|US$542.5 million (2016)|
Grupo Globo (English: Globo Group), formerly known as Organizações Globo (English: Globo Organization), 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 in the food industry, real estate and financial markets.
The company's first enterprise was the newspaper A Noite. With its success, publishing in the late afternoon, Irineu Marinho decided to launch the morning daily O Globo in 1925. After his sudden death, just weeks after its launch, his son, Roberto Pisani Marinho, became the company's director. Working actively in 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 world's second-largest commercial TV network 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 of the top global media owners. It was the first time the company appeared on this ranking. This ranking remained in 2015, but in 2017 the company's fell to 19th place, and in June of the same year Grupo Globo signed a joint venture deal with Vice Media.