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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 September 1936Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Nicknames Berlusca
Nano
Unto dal Signore
Il Cavaliere
Sua Emittenza
Psiconano
Il Caimano
Papi
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Silvio Berlusconi was born on September 29, 1936 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is a producer, known for Mediterraneo (1991), Volere volare (1991) and Man Trouble (1992). He has been married to Veronica Lario since December 15, 1990. They have three children. He was previously married to Carla Elvira Dall'Oglio.

Spouse (2)

Veronica Lario (15 December 1990 - present) (filed for divorce) (3 children)
Carla Elvira Dall'Oglio (6 May 1965 - 1985) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (16)

Is the richest man in Italy ($12.8 billion in June 2000, according to "Forbes") and the leader of the biggest political party in Italy (Forza Italia, conservative, founded by him in 1994).
Is nicknamed "Il Cavaliere" ("The Knight") because in 1977 he became the youngest member of the Ordine Cavalleresco al Merito del Lavoro, an Italian order of knighthood reserved to entrepreneurs.
In 1994, when he entered politics, resigned all the offices he held in his companies, except the office of chairman of A.C. Milan S.p.A. (1-st division soccer team). The children he fathered with his first wife, Carla Elvira Dall'Oglio, are now among the top directors of his group: Marina (b. 1966) is vice-chairman of Fininvest S.p.A. (general holding company of Berlusconi's group) and Pier Silvio (b. 1969) is vice-chairman of Mediaset S.p.A. (TV holding company of the group).
Met and fell in love with actress Veronica Lario in 1980 when he was still married to first wife, Carla. They married in 1990 and have three children: Barbara (b. 1984), Eleonora (b. 1986) and Luigi (b. 1988).
One of the most controversial political figures in Italy. In his politic, there is always been the suspect of a personal interest in law, crime and economics. He has always fought with a particular force the opposition in Parliament, not always in a respectful mode. It's famous his offence to the eurodepty Schultz, accused of being a "kapò" in front of the complete European Parliament.
Took charge of Milan in 1986, transforming the club into one of the best in Europe and cheering them to four European Cup titles and seven Italian titles.
Quits A.C. Milan presidency to comply with the law that prohibits the country's premier from running private enterprises. (December 2004)
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
Prime Minister of Italy from 1994 to 1995 and 2001 to 2006.
Is portrayed by Nanni Moretti, Elio De Capitani and Michele Placido on The Caiman (2006), a movie about his vicissitudes, which was released just days before the 2006 general elections and became a blockbuster in Italy.
president of Milan A.C.
Became prime minister of Italy for the third time. [May 2007]
Berlusconi loses the political elections. [April 2006]
leader of the Italian right political side (opposition)
Become prime minister of Italy for the second time.
(1994-1995) Italian prime minister

Personal Quotes (5)

[Shortly before some TV programs were canceled from the public TV] The way Biagi, Santoro and Luttazzi used Italian Public Television was criminal. It's a specific duty for the new administration to prevent this thing from happening again.
According to a survey, when Italian women were asked if they would like to have sex with me, 30 per-cent said yes, while the other 70 per-cent said, "What, again?"
[on being asked if he would be attending Barack Obama's inauguration] No. I'm not an extra. I'm a lead.
[on appointing fifty deputies to government from his advertising company] I'm like Prince Charming. They were pumpkins and I turned them into parliamentarians.
I am the Jesus Christ of politics I sacrifice myself for everyone.

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