Gianni Agnelli

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Giovanni Agnelli

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Senator for Life
In office
1 June 1991 – 24 January 2003
Personal details
Born(1921-03-12)12 March 1921
Turin, Italy
Died24 January 2003(2003-01-24) (aged 81)
Turin, Italy
Cause of deathProstate cancer
NationalityItalian
Spouse(s)Princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto
RelationsGiovanni Agnelli (grandfather)
John Elkann (grandson)
ChildrenEdoardo Agnelli III
Countess Margherita Agnelli de Pahlen
ParentsEdoardo Agnelli II (father)
Princess Virginia Bourbon del Monte (mother)
Alma materUniversity of Turin
OccupationIndustrialist

Giovanni "Gianni" Agnelli, OMRI, OML, OMCA, CGVM, CMG (Italian: [ˈdʒanni aɲˈɲɛlli]; 12 March 1921 – 24 January 2003), also known as L'Avvocato ("The Lawyer"), was an Italian businessman. He was known for his business career with Fiat. As the head of Fiat, he controlled 4.4% of Italy's GDP. He was the richest man in modern Italian history.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Seal, Mark (20 October 2009). "The Woman Who Wanted the Secrets". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 1 June 2011.