Jose Háwilla – From Sportswriter to Success

From humble beginnings, born in São José do Rio Preto, Jose Háwilla began his career in journalism. A love of sports rocketed him into the stars. Today, Háwilla is a media entrepreneur. He is the owner of Brazil’s leading sports marketing company–Traffic.

Háwilla spent years as an American sports fan. Though he was enthusiastic about football, there were so many in his circle of influence who thought he was not wise to invest his time and energy into it.

Jose Háwilla is currently a media mogul in Brazil. He owns Rede Globo affiliates. This company is powerful and holds control over many newspapers in São Paulo’s interior, including several newspapers under the umbrella of Rede Bom Dia. Before owning control of Rede Globo, he was one of their communications employees.

He began with the announcement, in 2009, of his purchase of the Diário de São Paulo newspaper. The paper, previously named Diário Popular, was founded in 1884. Infoglobo purchased the company in 2001. During the acquisition, the name was changed to the new one.

Háwilla’s interest in sports prompted his enthusiasm in covering Formula 1 racing, Olympic, and World Cup soccer sporting events. His career was abruptly changed in 1979 when his employer terminated him for attending a strike against the company. He found himself blacklisted and struggled to find new opportunities. His thoughts turned to becoming self-employed, even after Globo rehired him. For more details visit Crunchbase.

Háwilla purchased Traffic with the cooperation of three partners. The company’s growth has prompted him to reach out to potential sponsors, working out a deal with Nike to sponsor the Brazilian national soccer team.

His success provided Jose Háwilla with the opportunity to sell his first acquisition. The Diário de S. Paulo and Good Day Communications Network were sold in September, 2013.

Háwilla was an audio/video reporter for a decade before branching out. His education is not entirely in media. He has a degree in law, too. He is married and has three children. Stéfano, one of his children, is following in his father’s footsteps. He is also a sports enthusiast and wishes to be a self-made entrepreneur. You can visit google to search more info.

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