Giancarlo Franceso Civita was born in Brazil. Giancarlo Francesco Civita is new to the Forbes Billionaires list this year. He is one of the children of Roberto Civita, the late Brazilian media baron and billionaire who died in 2013 at the age of 76. Giancarlo and his brother and sister, also billionaires, inherited Grupo Abril, a media conglomerate started by their grandfather in 1950. Their father built the company into one of Brazil's largest magazine publishers. The group employs some 7,000 people. Its Editora Abril arm has a market share of 54% of magazine circulation and 58% of magazine advertising revenues in Brazil. It publishes five of the top ten magazine titles in the country, including the influential newsweekly Veja, founded by Roberto in 1968. The family also owns a majority of publicly traded education firm Abril Educacao. After his father died, Giancarlo took over as Grupo Abril's chairman. He holds degrees from Sao Paulo's School of Advertising and Marketing (ESPM) and Harvard Business School.