Gianni Agnelli

Italian billionaire Gianni Agnelli

Giovanni Agnelli, better known as Gianni Agnelli, was an Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of Fiat. As the head of Fiat, he controlled 4.4% of Italy's GDP, 3.1% of its industrial workforce, and 16.5% of its industrial investment in research. He was the richest man in modern Italian history. As a public figure, Agnelli was also known worldwide for his impeccable, slightly eccentric fashion sense, which has influenced both Italian and international men’s fashion.
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1921
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HBO's 'Agnelli' Highlights Fiat Chairman's Appetite for Women and Danger
Wall Street Journal - 2 months
A new documentary on Gianni Agnelli follows the colorful exploits of the charismatic Fiat scion. It arrives in very different era from the Italian industrialist’s heyday, one in which public figures face more intense scrutiny.
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Life Lessons: Fabulous Life Lessons From Gianni Agnelli
NYTimes - 3 months
In the new documentary “Agnelli,” the head of Fiat, who died in 2003, is revealed as that rare species of man: a fashionable playboy with gravitas.
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Fiat heir arrested in US for faking own kidnapping
Yahoo News - about 1 year
One of the heirs to the Fiat automobile fortune, Lapo Elkann, has been arrested in New York for allegedly faking his own kidnapping, police said Tuesday, amid reports that he was trying to pay for a weekend of debauchery. According to several US media outlets, Elkann, the grandson of legendary Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli, tried to make his family believe he had been kidnapped when he ran out of money during a two-day bender of sex and drugs. Elkann was ordered to appear in a New York court in January for falsely reporting an incident before being released, police said, without confirming whether Elkann was found with a prostitute or whether drugs were involved.
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Gianni Agnelli, the Godfather of Style
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
The Italian industrialist who ran Fiat during the jet-set age was one of the most stylish men of the 20th century. Many have copied his casually inventive look, but his elegance remains inimitable.
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Capitalism in India: Ratan Tata’s legacy
The Economist - about 5 years
IT IS easy to understand why Ratan Tata, who retires as chairman of Tata Sons on December 28th, is important. The conglomerate he runs is India’s largest private-sector concern, accounting for 7% of the stockmarket. It pays 3% of all India’s corporate tax and 5% of all its excise duty. You can live in a house, drive a car, make a phone call, season your food, insure yourself, wear a watch, walk in shoes, cool yourself with air-conditioning and stay in a hotel, all courtesy of Tata firms. Polite, elegant and reserved, Mr Tata has been the king of India’s corporate scene for the past two decades. Indians look up to him in much the same way that Italians once looked up to Gianni Agnelli at Fiat or Americans did to J.P. Morgan.In some ways, though, the reverence for Mr Tata is odd. He is not a geekish entrepreneur, like the high-tech wizards in Bangalore. He is an old-style dynast—the fifth generation to run his 144-year-old firm. He took time to grow into the job: when he took ...
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Il suv mimetico di Lapo Elkann blocca i tram a Milano. Rischia il linciaggio - mentelocale.it
Google News - over 6 years
L'ultima trovata del nipote di Gianni Agnelli è stata quella di posteggiare il suo carrarmato (o meglio, un suv mimetico dalle misure da panzer tedesco) talmente vicino ai binari del tram da impedire il passaggio dei mezzi pubblici. Risultato?
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Serie A - Nuovo stadio Juve, Moggi non c'era - Yahoo! Eurosport Italia
Google News - over 6 years
Se l'avessero saputo Gianni Agnelli, l'avvocato Chiusano o Umberto Agnelli si sarebbero rivoltati nella tomba". "Voglio comunque ringraziare pubblicamente tutti i giocatori che sono stati sotto la mia gestione", chiosa. CLICCA I LINK SOTTO LA FOTO A
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AC Milan Hopes New Soccer Season Continues Like Last - New York Times
Google News - over 6 years
Built on the outskirts of the city for the 1990 World Cup — and with the field built too far from the stands, with an eight-lane running track between field and fans — the stadium was damned by supporters, and even the club owner, Gianni Agnelli,
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Bella Donna! Italian Photo Exhibit Gives Insight Into Post War Italian Film ... - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
"He shot everyone from Gianni Agnelli to the pizza maker on the corner," Andrea told me. His grandfather passed on loads of stories from these shoots. One of the favorites and naughtiest is this one: Sophia Loren is shown resting in her trailer in Pisa
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'Explosive' Kennedy tapes to reveal all - Hindustan Times
Google News - over 6 years
According to ABC sources, the tapes will even reveal about Jacqueline's own affairs, one with Hollywood star William Holden and another with Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli. Jackie was convinced that her husband's successor was plotting to murder her
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Report: The Quail - Classic and Performance Car
Google News - over 6 years
The Ferrari was built in 1955 for Gianni Agnelli, later to become head of the Fiat empire, and widely credited with turning around the fortunes of the family-run firm. But in 1955, Gianni was living the playboy life while his grandfather looked after
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Cut from a different cloth - Financial Times
Google News - over 6 years
Alden believes that one of the things that distinguished the great dressers of the past – such as Fred Astaire, Gary Cooper and Gianni Agnelli – was the fabrics from which their clothes were made. They were heavier, draped better and carried richer
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Strände der Sixties im ORF - nachrichten.at
Google News - over 6 years
In einer der Hauptrollen: Gianni Agnelli, Playboy und legendärer Besitzer der Fiat-Werke, der gemeinsam mit Gemahlin Marella als Verkörperung der italienischen High Society gilt. Aber auch Brigitte Bardot bei den Dreharbeiten zu „Die Verachtung“,
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Bianca, Giovanni, Coco... Dans la famille Agnelli & Brandolini - Puretrend.com
Google News - over 6 years
Lors de l'alliance Fiat 500 et Gucci : Bianca Brandolini d'Adda, Franca Sozzani (rédactrice en chef de Vogue Italie) et Ginevra Elkann (petite fille de Gianni Agnelli) ont posé ensemble. Les familles italiennes sont souvent nombreuses, très nombreuses
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Capri: il Grand Hotel Quisisana compie 150 anni/Adnkronos (3) - La Repubblica Napoli.it
Google News - over 6 years
E ancora, Gianni Agnelli, Giulio Andreotti e Sting, un elenco pressoche' infinito. "Tra i piu' recenti ricordo anche gli Aerosmith, Jon Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart ei Duran Duran, Michael Caine, Helena Christensen, Jose' Carreras e Andrea Bocelli",
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Così il lupo Malaparte si prese Virginia Agnelli - il Giornale
Google News - over 6 years
Raccontano i biografi di Gianni Agnelli che «l'Avvocato» («Mi chiami pure così, è un nome d'arte» recita una delle sue migliori battute) nutrisse un vero e proprio odio nei confronti di Curzio Malaparte. È comprensibile
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gianni Agnelli
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 82
    Fiat-owned Scuderia Ferrari named their 2003 F1 contender the F2003-GA, in tribute to Agnelli.
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    Gianni Agnelli died in 2003 of prostate cancer at age 81 in Turin.
    Though Agnelli continued to be involved with other women during his marriage, including the film star Anita Ekberg and the American fashion designer Jackie Rogers, the Agnellis remained married until his death of prostate cancer in 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 81
    His successor Sergio Marchionne was an expert of reorganisation who between 2002 and 2004 led the Swiss certification company Societé Générale de Surveillance (SGS).
  • 2000
    Age 79
    Edoardo — who seemed burdened by the mantle of his surname — committed suicide on 15 November 2000 by jumping off a bridge near Turin; Gianni himself joined police at the scene.
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  • 1997
    Age 76
    Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, the son of Gianni's younger brother, Umberto Agnelli, died of a rare form of cancer in 1997 at age 33 while he was being groomed by his uncle to head the Fiat Group.
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  • 1996
    Age 75
    Agnelli stepped down in 1996, but stayed on as honorary chairman until his death.
  • 1991
    Age 70
    Agnelli was named senator for life in 1991 and subscribed to the independent parliamentary group; he was later named a member of the senate's defence commission.
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  • 1981
    Age 60
    Agnelli's politics and the events at Fiat in the 1970s were the subject of Dario Fo's 1981 satirical play Trumpets and Raspberries.
  • FORTIES
  • 1966
    Age 45
    Agnelli became president of Fiat in 1966.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1954
    Age 33
    Their only son, Edoardo Agnelli, was born seven months after the couple's wedding, in New York City on 9 June 1954.
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  • 1953
    Age 32
    Prior to his marriage on 19 November 1953 to Donna Marella Caracciolo dei principi di Castagneto — a half-American, half-Neapolitan noblewoman who made a small but significant name as a fabric designer, and a bigger name as a tastemaker — Agnelli was a noted playboy whose mistresses included the socialite Pamela Harriman and even Jackie Kennedy.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1940
    Age 19
    Agnelli was educated at Pinerolo Cavalry Academy, and studied law at the University of Turin, although he never practiced law. He joined a tank regiment in June 1940 when Italy entered World War II on the side of the Axis powers.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Age 0
    Born on March 12, 1921.
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