Silvio Santos Net Worth: Brazilian television personality and entrepreneur, Silvio Santos has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion as of 2014, according to Forbes. This famous TV entrepreneur made his wealth through his company Grupo Silvio Santos. The company controls more than 30 companies with an annual sales of $2 billion.
Silvio Santos started his career in the 1940s, working as a street vendor in Rio de Janeiro; selling plastic covers for voting IDs. Santos went on to become a popular TV personality in the 1960s. In 1981 he founded TVS, later named SBT (Sistema Brasileiro de Televsiao). He also owns Jequiti Cosmeticos, a fast-growing beauty brand. His other investments includes Liderança Capitalizaçao, Banco Panamericano SA, which he sold to fellow billionaire Andre Esteves’ Banco BTG Pactual SA in 2011 for $270 million.