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Silvio Berlusconi Facts

Current Prime Minister of Italy, Italian Politician

  • Silvio Berlusconi was born September 29, 1936 in Milan, Italy
  • He was married twice. Frist to Carla Dall'Oglio (1965-1985) and later Vernoica Lario (1990-2009)
  • He has five children Marina, Pier Silvio, Barbara, Eleonora, Luigi
  • Silvio Berlusconi is well known by his nickname II Cavaliere. He received the kinghthood Order of Merit for Labour in 1977
  • He is the third-longest serving Prime Minister since the creation of Italy and is the longest-serving post war Prime Minister
  • In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked him as the 169th richest man in the world with a net worth of US$5.9 billion. Earlier in 2011, Forbes ranked him 118th richest man in the world in 2011. He has an estimated net worth of US$ 7.8 billion.
  • Silvio Berlusconi is also an entrepreneur. His broadcasting company Mediaset is the largest in Italy. Though, he made promises during election campaigning to sell off his assets, he never fulfilled them.
  • He is nicknamed Il Cavaliere (The Knight) for his Order of Merit for Labour.
  • He is a controlling shareholder of Mediaset and owner of A.C. Milan.
  • He studied at the University of Milan.
  • He believes in Roman Catholicism.
  • On 8 December 2012, he announced he would run to become the country's leader for a fifth time, and that his PDL party would vote to pass next year's budget.

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