Romanian media moguls stand their ground in Top 300 Capital ranking

Newsroom 07/11/2014 | 16:30

 The Top 300 Capital ranking of the Romanian media moguls has remained roughly the same. Household names such as Adrian Sarbu, Dan Adamescu, Dan Voiculescu or Zoltan Teszari share the top ten with newer names such as Anca Vlad or Valer Blidar, with businesses in the regional media, accordign to

However, it seems the media is not a very lucrative business because the businesspeople in the top ten run their core business elsewhere.

The ranking of the top ten richest media moguls placed Zoltan Teszari, with a wealth of EUR 530-560 million, on the first place. The businessman controls RCS&RDS which includes the TV Digi Sport, Digi 24, Digi World and Digi Life

Dan Adamescu, who runs his media business under the brand Medien Holding, which includes Romania Libera and Academia Catavencu, was ranked on the second place with a wealth of EUR 410-430 million. Adamescu owns Astra Asigurari and Unirea store.

The Paunescu family ranked the third, with a wealth of EUR 240-EUR 260 million. The family has a stake in B1 TV and owns the regional title Gazeta de sud.

The Voiculescu family ranks on the fourth place with EUR 230-EUR 250 million. Their media business is gathered under the Intact umbrella.

Ionuț Negoita, owner of the Ring tabloid, came the fifth with an estimated wealth of EUR 153-EUR 156 million. His business lies mainly in real estate and tourism. He is the owner of the Rin hotel chain.

Anca Vlad, with an estimated wealth of EUR 135 million, owns the online Senso TV stations and the magazines Farmacia ta, Tonica, Slab sau gras and Galen. Her core business is the Fildas-Catena group.

Sebastian Ghita, with an estimated EUR 130-EUR 132 million, is the owner of the Romania TV channel.

The Micula brothers, with a wealth of EUR 110 million, own the National TV, National FM and Favorit stations. Their core business is European Drinks & Foods.

Valer Blidar, who owns Astra Vagoane Calatori Arad, has a wealth of EUR 107-110 million. In the media, he has a digital TB station West TV that covers 17 counties.

Adrian Sarbu was ranked the tenth with a EUR 80-EUR 85 million wealth. The former head of Central European Media Enterprises, currently owns Mediafax Group, which includes Mediafax newswire, Ziarul Financiar, and Pro Sport.

Otilia Haraga


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