Riccardo Silva is a businessman, entrepreneur and the owner of Silva International Investments.
Early life and education
Silva was born in 1970 in Milan, the grandson of the founder of Italsilva – Gruppo Desa, one of Italy’s largest chemical groups with brands such as Spuma di Sciampagna, Chanteclair and Sauber. His maternal family, Fabbri, are known for their publishing company Fabbri Editori.
Riccardo Silva owns Silva International Investments, an investment company that manages and invests in assets across multiple sectors including media, technology, entertainment, sports, real estate, and the arts. The portfolio includes The Miami FC, SportBusiness, Globe Soccer, Select Model Management, Mast Capital, Muzik, WE DO Video Production, Helbiz and The Silva Family Collection of art. Silva International Investments is based in Mayfair, London.
From 2004 until 2016 Riccardo Silva owned and managed MP & Silva, a global international media rights company based in London. Under Riccardo’s leadership, MP & Silva became the world’s leading distributor of TV rights. In May 2016 Riccardo Silva and his partners sold MP & Silva to the Chinese groups Everbright Securities and Beijing Baofeng Technology, relinquishing management and operational control.
Since 2015 Silva is President and owner of Miami FC. The club plays in the 20,000 seat Riccardo Silva Stadium, located in the Florida International University campus in Miami.
In 2022, through an investment with RedBird Capital, Riccardo Silva became an investor and co-owner of AC Milan. Playing in Serie A, the top division of Italian football, AC Milan is one of the most successful and best supported clubs in the world.
Riccardo has two sons, Giorgio and Nikolay with his wife Tatyana Silva.