João Doria

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João Doria
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52nd Mayor of São Paulo
In office
1 January 2017 – 6 April 2018
Vice Mayor Bruno Covas
Preceded by Fernando Haddad
Succeeded by Bruno Covas
President of Embratur
In office
18 March 1986 – 25 August 1988
Appointed by José Sarney
Preceded by Joaquim Affonso Mac Dowell Leite de Castro
Succeeded by Pedro Grossi Júnior
Personal details
Born (1957-12-16) 16 December 1957 (age 60)
São Paulo, Brazil
Political party PSDB (2001–present)
Alma mater Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado
Net worth R$179.7 million (2016)

João Agripino da Costa Doria Júnior (born December 16, 1957) is a Brazilian politician, businessman and journalist who served as the 52nd Mayor of São Paulo[1] from 1 January 2017[2][3] to his resignation on 6 April 2018. He was the first mayor in 24 years to be elected in the first round.[4][5] Doria is a member of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), and is known for having hosted the TV show O Aprendiz, a Brazilian version of The Apprentice. Doria resigned the office of mayor in April 2018 in order to run for Governor of São Paulo.[6]

Biography[edit]

João Agripino da Costa Doria Júnior was born in São Paulo, the son of federal deputy João Doria and Maria Sylvia Vieira de Moraes Dias, and a member of the affluent Doria family, which originated from Genoa. His father was ousted from the Chamber of Deputies in 1964 as a result of the 1964 coup d'état.[7]

Doria studied social communication at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) and headed federal tourism agency Embratur from 1986 to 1988 during the presidency of José Sarney. In 1992 he founded Grupo Doria, a group of six companies.[8]

Wealth[edit]

According to financial filings with the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil during the 2016 election, Doria's net worth was valued at R$179.7 million (US$56 million in 2016 dollars).[9][10]

Political positions[edit]

Doria opposes abortion with an exception to victims of rape and is against decriminalization of drugs. He supports reduction of the age of criminal responsibility in Brazil and political and electoral reform. He has also expressed support for Operation Car Wash, stating that it has "fundamental importance" to the nation.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doria endossa candidatura de Alckmin à Presidência em 2018: Ao vivo | Folha". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). 30 September 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "João Doria, do PSDB, é eleito prefeito de São Paulo". G1 (in Portuguese). 2 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Doria toma posse como prefeito de SP e promete 'respeito à ética e transparência'". G1 (in Portuguese). 2 October 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Doria é eleito prefeito de São Paulo no primeiro turno em eleição histórica". InfoMoney. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Apuração da eleições". Gazeta do Povo. 2 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Na contramão de Doria, Covas assume prefeitura com exaltação à política". Folha de São Paulo. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  7. ^ Doria, Francisco Antonio (2002). De Gênova ao Brasil I (in Portuguese) (PDF). Bingen. 
  8. ^ "Tudo sobre João Doria". Revista Época (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  9. ^ Agostine, Cristiane (8 August 2016). "João Doria declara patrimônio de R$ 179,7 milhões ao TSE". Valor Econômico. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  10. ^ Souza, Nivaldo (22 September 2016). "Autofinanciamento: candidatos ricos vão da gastança ao pão-durismo". Carta Capital. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  11. ^ Tavares, Flávia (25 April 2017). "O que pensa João Doria". Época. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fernando Haddad
Mayor of São Paulo
2017 – 2018
Succeeded by
Bruno Covas