Gianni Agnelli … He "died at the age of 81, after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer". [22], Gianni explained his popularity in Italy by saying that he was "always present." The son of Giovanni Agnelli, the founder of Fiat, and married Donna Virginia Bourbon del Monte , a daughter of the Carlo del Monte, Prince di San Faustino and … [21] "Mr. Romiti and Mr. Mattioli had approved a series of slush funds from 1980 through 1992 to provide for Fiat's illegal political contributions and had falsified accounts to hide the payments. After WWII he earned a Law degree at Turin University and his nickname was L’Avvocato (“The Lawyer”). ... Andrea; and a daughter, Anna… [42] Juventus success in the first half of the 1930s allowed that management to influence in the management model from other Serie A clubs since the end of World War II, emerging as the reference organisational model for the sport in the Peninsula. ... Allegra, his son, Andrea, and daughter, Anna. Gi­anni Ag­nelli (1921–2003) was the old­est son of the in­dus­tri­al­ist and prin­ci­pal fam­ily share­holder of the Ital­ian car com­pany Fiat, Edoardo Ag­nelli. Married to; Allegra Caracciolo Siblings. The Agnelli family (Italian pronunciation: [aɲˈɲɛlli]) is an Italian multi-industry business dynasty founded by Giovanni Agnelli, one of the original founders of Fiat motor company which became Italy's largest manufacturer,[1] Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Fiat). Agnelli wanted to represent a constituency near his hometown of Turin, yet he was forced to accept one in Rome. Virginia was born on May 24 1899, in Roma, Italia. "[3] In the 1960s and 1970s Fiat produced millions of modest cars including tiny 500 and 600 hatchbacks. His grandmother, Marella Agnelli (1927–) gave her shares to him to secure his control of the family empire. The ladies come from the old Neapolitan noble family that has, among other, the titles of nobility of Prince of Castagneto and Duke of Melito. 1975) (current President of Juventus F.C.) He served as a CEO of Italian carmaker Fiat from 1970 to 1976 and, on the death of his brother Gianni, was briefly chairman of the FIAT Group, 2003–2004, until his own death, aged 69, the following year. View the profiles of people named Roberto Agnelli. Join Facebook to connect with Roberto Agnelli and others you may know. Agnelli is the son of late Juventus F.C. Even the heirs of Umberto Agnelli, represented by his son Andrea and his sister Anna, increase their participation rising to 11.85% of GA Bv and thus becoming second shareholders ahead of the Maria Sole branch, which instead fell from 12.56% to 11.63%. He was the third son of Virginia Agnelli and of Edoardo Agnelli, and the youngest brother of Gianni Agnelli. Even though Gianni Agnelli was not implicated by the magistrates, some believed that he had lacked judgement in not denouncing Italy's endemic corruption and in downplaying Fiat's responsibilities. Andrea later followed in his father's footsteps by becoming chairman of Juventus, in 2010. "Hall of fame, 10 new entry: con Vialli e Mancini anche Facchetti e Ronaldo", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Umberto_Agnelli&oldid=993706576, Members of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2017, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 01:42. After graduating from the University of Turin with a law degree in 1959, Agnelli joined the family’s automotive enterprise, Fiat. The Agnelli family is also known for managing and being majority owners of the Italian Serie A football club Juventus F.C. Only then did he take over as chairman of the whole Fiat Group, 2003–2004. 1892, d. 1935, plane crash) Mother: Virginia Bourbon del Monte di San Faustino (b. D’Antona & Partners, a Milan-based public-relations firm, provided The Wall Street Journal with news of the lawsuit before the Agnelli family was aware of it. This saved Chrysler. [16][17], February 1992 saw the start of the mani pulite (Clean Hands) judicial inquiry into Tangentopoli,[18][19][20] nationwide corruption with a large number of politicians, bureaucrats and entrepreneurs involved including senior Fiat executives. In 2013 he was considered to be the world's fourth most influential manager under the age of 40 by Fortune magazine. Allegra is the first cousin of Umberto's sister in law Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto, the wife of his brother Giovanni (Gianni). [2] Most members of the family are stakeholders in privately owned Giovanni Agnelli B.V., incorporated in the Netherlands for tax purposes, which in turn has a controlling stake in the publicly listed holding company Exor. Umberto and Antonella Agnelli later divorced, and in 1974 Umberto married Donna Allegra Caracciolo di Castagneto. [39], The Agnellis have been credited for much of the team's success and, by extension, in the development of national football, due an administrative gestion model and sporting ethos called by the country's mass media since the 1930s as Stile Juventus (Juventus Style)[40][41] based in patience, consistency and a kind of effective and efficient long-term strategic planning unusual for the administrative model generally used in Italy, both of which the ownership is renowned for. [15] Paolo Fresco succeeded him in the aforementioned post. He was the head of Fiat from 1966 to 2003 and made the co… 16 February 1971). Juventus, the most renowned Italian association football club,[36] and one of world's most successful teams[37] operated by the Agnellis since 1923 to 1943 and since 1947 to date. Its Mirafiori plant in Turin, built 600,000 autos a year. Umberto Agnelli (businessman, politician) Born: 1934-11-01 Lausanne, Switzerland: Died: 2004-05-27 (Age 69) Piedmont, Italy: Nationality: Italian: Parents • Edoardo Agnelli • Virginia Bourbon del Monte: Children • Giovanni Alberto Agnelli • Andrea Agnelli • Anna Agnelli… 2 He was the son of Edoardo Agnelli and Donna Virginia Bourbon del Monte dei principi di San Faustino. [31], In 2005, Lapo Elkann, (1977–) John's brother, was forced to leave the family company because of a scandal but by 2015 was still one of the largest shareholders in the family business along with John, and their sister Ginevra Elkann (1979–). Carlo was born on July 7 1743, in racconigi. In 2009 he was prosecuted for market manipulation in the equity swap of Ifi-Ifil (now Exor), Agnelli's holding company and Fiat's financial company. [8] A 1997 article published in The Economist quoted Gianni Agnelli confidence in the Turin Two's innocence and concluded that business attitudes among Italy's powerful ancien régime was left unchanged since the scandal of tangentopoli (“bribesville”) emerged. [7] He was the head of Fiat from 1966 to 2003 and made the company into the most important company in Italy and one of the major car builders of Europe. He was the second son of Virginia Agnelli and of the industrialist Edoardo Agnelli. Umberto Agnelli was chairman and later honorary chairman of Juventus, the football team long-associated with FIAT and the Agnelli family. Gianni e Umberto Agnelli, 1965 - san dl SAN IMG-00001296.jpg 429 × 583; 121 KB Iotti Umberto e Gianni Agnelli.jpg 546 × 393; 36 KB Umberto Agnelli and Antonella Piaggio 1960 Olympics.jpg 772 × 794; 164 KB Though he was a senior executive in the family company, Fiat, he was sidelined from taking a leadership role by his brother Gianni until the latter's death in 2003. Umberto Agnelli, (born November 1, 1934, Lausanne, Switzerland—died May 27, 2004, Turin, Italy), Italian automotive executive and grandson of Giovanni Agnelli, the founder of Fiat SpA.He served as the company’s chairman from 2003 to 2004. From 2001 to 2004 Fiat had lost more than 6 billion euros and was close to bankruptcy. His father was Umberto Agnelli, grandson of the founder of Fiat, Giovanni Agnelli, and the younger brother of Gianni. Discover the family tree of Giovanni Alberto Agnelli for free, and learn about their family history and their ancestry. Despite this, Forbes magazine estimated he was the world's 68th richest man with an approximate net worth of US$5.5 billion. Umberto Agnelli, born 1 November 1934 (Thursday) - Lausanne, Suisse, deceased 28 May 2004 (Friday) - Torino, Italie aged 69 years old, Président de FIAT. "[33], Gianluigi Gabetti was director general of IFIL Group, the family investment company since 1971 and worked there as Gianni’s closest financial adviser for over 30 years. Agnelli was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, the youngest of seven children. Umberto Agnelli was born in 1934, the youngest of seven children. His son Andrea is the current chairman of Juventus. Fiat had taken out a three-billion-euro loan made in 2002 and was unable to pay it back. They had three sons but their first, twin boys, died shortly after birth. They have one daughter: Margherita Agnelli (b. Anna Maria Caterina Agnelli was born in 1790, to Carlo Francesco Antonio Agnelli and Maria Teresa Agnelli (born Vacchetta). 1947) married writer Vittorio Sermonti (1929–2016), Cristiano Rattazzi (b. After WWII he earned a Law de­gree at Turin Uni­ver­sity and his nick­name was L’Avvo­cato (“The Lawyer”). "[24] Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, Gianni's nephew, who died of cancer in 1997, had been in line to take control of the family companies. He is the oldest son of Alain Elkann and Margherita Agnelli de Pahlen. [3] At one time the Agnelli assets represented 4.4% of Italy's GDP. [23], Umberto Agnelli was chairman of IFIL Group, the family investment company. Giorgio Agnelli (1929-65) Umberto Agnelli (1934-2004) married firstly Antonella Bechi Piaggio (divorced) and then Allegra Caracciolo di Castagneto . They are also primarily known for other activities in the automotive industry by investing in Ferrari (1969), Lancia (1969), Alfa Romeo (1986) and Chrysler, the latter acquired by Fiat after it filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Anna had 12 siblings: G.Battista Lorenzo Agnelli , Giacinto Giuseppe Agnelli and 10 other siblings . [7], In 1996 when Gianni reached the mandatory retirement age of 75[8] after serving as Fiat chairman for 30 years,[7] Romiti replaced him as chairman. He was also chairman and later honorary chairman[citation needed] of Juventus, the football team long-associated with FIAT and the Agnelli family, and was for a time the president of the Italian Football Association. [23], " IFIL’s fat investment portfolio included stakes in Club Méditerranée, French conglomerate Worms & Cie., and department store chain La Rinascente, and provided the family with a steady stream of reliable dividends that offset the wild fluctuations of profitability—and lately, loss—at Fiat. Find the perfect umberto agnelli stock photo. In 1959 Agnelli married the heiress Donna Antonella Bechi Piaggio, from the well-known business-family of Piaggio. 1977) Early life. Umberto Agnelli was an Italian industrialist and politician. By 2013 Chrysler was profitable again but an article in The Economist questioned the financial future of the merged company. "[10], Gianni Agnelli was considered to be the most prominent spokesperson representing the Italian economic elites. Fiat chief Umberto Agnelli dead May 28, 2004 11:43 IST. Umberto's wife, Allegra, as well as his children Andrea and Anna, were with Umberto when he died in their home just outside Turin, the Apcom news agency said. Umberto Agnelli (Italian: [umˈbɛrto aɲˈɲɛlli]; 1 November 1934 – 27 May 2004) was an Italian industrialist and politician. If they were unable to find a solution, Fiat would belong to its creditor banks. Umberto Agnelli was born on 1 November 1934. He was CEO of Fiat from 1970 to 1976. 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"[10][11][12][13][14] Romiti led the firm from 28 February 1996 to 22 June 1998. The third son, Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, grew up to be the head of the maternal family-firm Piaggio, and was being groomed to succeed at Fiat, but died of cancer at the age of 33 in 1997. Andrea Agnelli’s mother is the first cousin of Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto, who was the wife of umberto's brother, Gianni. In the 1970s Gianni and Umberto Agnelli hired Cesare Romiti, known as Il Duro or the tough guy. [3] As of 2020, the extended Agnelli family comprised about two hundred members.[3]. He was chairman of Fiat Auto 1980–90 and a member of International Advisory Board 1993–2004. [10] In 2009 as the U.S. automobile industry was collapsing Fiat became a trailblazer by acquiring an initial 20% stake in the then-bankrupt Chrysler company in a deal with the Obama administration. 25 January 1970), Princess Tatiana Desirée von Fürstenberg (b. Gianni Agnelli (1921–2003) was the oldest son of the industrialist and principal family shareholder of the Italian car company Fiat, Edoardo Agnelli.After WWII he earned a Law degree at Turin University and his nickname was L’Avvocato (“The Lawyer”). Umberto Agnelli (1 November 1934 – 27 May 2004) was an Italian entrepreneur and politician.His brother was Gianni Agnelli.. Umberto Agnelli (1 November 1934 – 27 May 2004) was an Italian entrepreneur and politician. chairman and senator of the Italian Republic Umberto Agnelli, CEO of Fiat from 1970 to 1976, and Donna Allegra Caracciolo di Castagneto, first cousin of Marella Agnelli, born Donna Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto and daughter of Filippo Caracciolo, 8th Prince di Castagneto, 3rd Duke di Melito, and a hereditary Patrician of Naples (1903–1965). He served as a CEO of Italian carmaker Fiat from 1970 to 1976[1] and, on the death of his brother Gianni, was briefly chairman of the FIAT Group, 2003–2004, until his own death, aged 69, the following year. Giorgio Agnelli (1929–1965) was a member of Agnelli family. [34], In 2011, Stevens was influential in encouraging Exor CEO John Elkann to move Exor's headquarters from Turin to Hong Kong. Umberto Agnelli (1934–2004) was Gianni Agnelli's youngest brother. His mother was Antonella Piaggio, … Prince Sebastian von Fürstenberg (1950) he married Elisabetta Guarnati in 1972. since the club's conversion to a public limited company in 1967. Umberto Agnelli was born on month day 1934, at birth place, to Edoardo Leopoldo Ferdinando Agnelli and Virginia Agnelli (born Bourbon del Monte). Umberto Agnelli. His life was beset by an unusual amount of tragedy and bereavement. Fiat Group, core business of the clan, have majority control and some participation in several Italian organizations: EXOR, the family's holding company, owns over 47% of the shares of the Economist Group. Andrea Agnelli Married toEmma Winter "[33] According to an article in the Financial Post, Gianluigi Gabetti, Virgilio Marrone and Franzo Grande Stevens, "were suspended from holding posts in public companies for between two and six months. Agnelli was chairman of Fiat France 1965–80, chief executive officer of Fiat SpA 1970–76 and vice-president 1976–93. The family has sometimes been described in the English-speaking world as "the Kennedys of Italy" for their role in the country's contemporary history and their activity of patronage in modern art and in sports. married Emma Winter . Gianni Agnelli married Marella Agnelli (1927–2019)[25][26][27] They had one son Edoardo Agnelli and one daughter Countess Margherita Agnelli de Pahlen. Umberto and Allegra had two children: Andrea (born 1975) and Anna (born 1977). Anna Agnelli. Fiat is an "individual privately-owned oligopoly. [7][8] Gianni Agnelli in fact had defended the actions of Romiti and the co-accused Francesco Paolo Mattioli, Fiat's chief financial officer. 1934 November 1, 1934. "[7] "As recently as 2002, Italy accounted for more than a third of Fiat’s revenue, and the company built more than 1 million vehicles at six plants in the country. Umberto Agnelli (1 November 1934 – 27 May 2004) was an Italian industrialist and politician.He was the third son of Virginia Agnelli (born Donna Virginia Bourbon del Monte) and of Edoardo Agnelli, and whence he was the youngest brother of Gianni Agnelli.. Edoardo Agnelli (1892–1935), industrialist and principal family shareholder of the Italian car company Fiat, was the son of Giovanni Agnelli (1866–1945), the founder of Fiat. Print Family Tree Parents. His brother, Gianni Agnelli, was the head of Fiat until 1996. Fiat president Umberto Agnelli has died at the age of 69, the Italian news agency ANSA reported on Friday. In the course of our lives, of our generation, there also have been happier moments. 1948) president of FIAT in, Nuno Brandolini d'Adda married Phan van Thiet, Brandino Brandolini d'Adda married Marie Angliviel de la Beaumelle, Giovanni Alberto Agnelli (1964–1997) married Frances Avery Howe (b. John Elkann (1976–) is the chairman and CEO of Exor, an investment company controlled by the Agnelli family, which controls Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), CNH Industrial, Ferrari, Juventus F.C., Cushman & Wakefield and the Economist Group. GRUPPO VINCENTE JUVE E BASTA "[8], While Fiat was a family-controlled company, Gianni Agnelli alone held the family’s controlling stake for nearly 60 years. Despite early successes Agnelli in 1976 suddenly stepped down from all industrial positions to run for election as an independent senator on the centrist list of the Christian Democrats, Italy's ruling party at the time. Edoardo Agnelli (industrialist) Italian industrialist and principal family shareholder of the Italian car company Fiat. [8] A year after Romiti took over as chairman of Fiat, he was convicted of "having falsified company accounts, committing tax fraud and making illegal payments to political parties. He had two children with Allegra, Andrea and Anna. "[20]:193, Professor Gaspare Nevola of the Università degli Studi di Trento, explained that Italian society celebrated a common sense of belonging and national identity through collective identification at Gianni Agnelli's Funeral. When Umberto was 40 years old, he married Allegra Caracciolo. [38] That society between the club and the Torinese industrial dynasty is the oldest and most uninterrupted in Italian sports, making it one of the first professional sporting clubs in the country. The Group controlled several Italian newspapers and publishers in addition to the FIAT car-firms and Juventus. [23]:18 By 2003, when he died, "The GA&C partnership was worth about 1.3 billion euros, and its assets consisted of listed holding companies Istituto Finanziario Industriale (IFI) and Istituto Finanziaria di Partecipazioni (IFIL), through which the family controlled Fiat and IFIL’s stakes in other companies. According to an article in the Financial Post,[33] in February 2007 Consob, Italy's market regulator, fined the Agnelli family holding company, then-called Ifil (now known as Exor), for engaging in a complicated illegal trade in 2005. When the big push came, it fell to pieces while the royal court continued to fight over succession." Umberto was in the process of restoring Fiat's fortunes, following a period in which the company's balance sheet, market share and share value had all been in decline, when he suddenly died of lung cancer after barely 18 months in control. In 1899, Giovanni Agnelli (1866–1945) and a group of investors founded the company Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino (FIAT). [24] Edoardo Agnelli, Gianni's first-born son died in 2000.[24]. He had seven children, Clara (1920–2016), Gianni (1921–2003), Susanna (1922–2009), Maria Sole Agnelli (1925–), Cristiana (1927–), Giorgio Agnelli (1929–1965) and Umberto (1934–2004). He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[3]. Agnelli's daughter Susanna Agnelli is the first woman to have been Minister of Foreign Affairs in Italy. Margherita Agnelli de Pahlen (1955–present) the "only daughter and sole surviving child" of Gianni Agnelli, received an estimated inheritance of $2 billion when her father, Gianni Agnelli died. His political experience was shadowed by a scandal in which the Agnelli Foundation donated funds to the right-win…