John de Mol, Jr.
His father is the crooner John de Mol sen., His mother is employed in broadcasting, his sister is the show host Linda de Mol As a child and teenager, he wanted to be a professional footballer. 1976-1980 he was married to Willeke Alberti. 1979 her son Johnny de Mol was born, who was known in the Netherlands as an actor, disc jockey and entrepreneur.
1973 ended de Mol, the junior high school and started out as a radio host and DJ at Radio Noordzee to. He then spent five years at the state television TROS. In 1979, he founded his first own TV production company.
In 1994, from the merger with its closest competitors by then Joop van den Ende Endemol Entertainment, which went to the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in 1996. In spring 2000, sold de Mol and van den Ende Endemol at the height of the stock market bull market for around 5.5 billion euros to the Spanish telecommunications group Telefónica. De Mol remained for five years, Chief Creative Director, but the collaboration was never free of tension, so de Mol finally retired.
In 2005 he founded the new television channel Talpa.
Mid-May 2007 de Mol bought the production company Endemol for € 2.63 billion back. Together with Berlusconi's Mediaset and the U.S. bank Goldman Sachs took over de Mol, 75 percent of Endemol shares were last in the hands of the Spanish telecommunications group Telefonica.
In addition, John de Mol has made several investments, including in the Dutch car manufacturer Spyker.
With an estimated fortune of 2 billion U.S. dollars, according to Forbes magazine it belongs to the 1000 richest people in the world. (As of 2010 ).