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Abílio dos Santos Diniz Biography »
Abílio dos Santos Diniz (born December 28, 1936, in São Paulo) is chairman and former owner of the Brazilian retail chain Companhia Brasileira de Distribuiçao, and victim of a famous kidnapping. Forbes ranked Diniz as the 605th wealthiest person in the world in 2006, with a net worth of USD 3.6 billion. Abílio Diniz is the father of former Formula One driver Pedro Diniz, whose career was largely funded by his father's personal wealth and sponsorship connections. Abílio also competed as a racecar driver in his youth and won 1970 Mil Milhas Brasil with his brother, Alcides. Diniz is also the CEO of Pão de Açúcar Group.