Bernie Ecclestone

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Bernie Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone 2012 Bahrain.jpg
Ecclestone at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix
Born Bernard Charles Ecclestone
28 October 1930 (1930-10-28) (age 87)
Bungay, Suffolk, England[1]
Nationality British
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1958-present
Known for Former President and CEO of
Formula One Management and
Formula One Administration
Net worth £2.62 billion
Spouse(s) Ivy Bamford
(m. 1952-?, divorced)
Slavica Ecclestone
(m. 1985–2009, divorced)
Fabiana Flosi
(m. 2012-present)
Children Deborah (born 1955)
Tamara (born 1984)
Petra (born 1988)

Bernard Charles "Bernie" Ecclestone (born 28 October 1930)[1] is a British sports entrepreneur.[2]

He was the president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration. He is part owner of Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. He is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing. In 1972 he bought the Brabham team, which he ran for fifteen years.[3] As a team owner he became a member of the Formula One Constructors Association.

On the 23 January, 2017, it was announced that Bernie Ecclestone had been replaced by Chase Carey as chief executive of the Formula One Group, though he has been appointed as chairman emeritus and will act as an adviser to the board.[4]

He is also the co-owner of Queens Park Rangers F.C.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Poor Suffolk boy to Formula One billionaire, Eastern Daily Press, 3 March 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. Archived 10 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "Bernie and Slavica Ecclestone - Rich List - Times Online". London: Business.timesonline.co.uk. 27 April 2008. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/specials/rich_list/article3795939.ece. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
  3. Tremayne, David. Formula One: A Complete Race by Race Guide (1st Edition ed.). Avonmouth, Bristol, United Kingdom: Parragon Book Service. p. 8. ISBN 0-75251-762-7. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  4. "Bernie Ecclestone removed as Liberty Media completes $8bn takeover". BBC Sport. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 

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