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Berlusconi, Silvio

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Businessmen, Politician

1936 – Born on the 29th of September in Milan, Italy.

1961 – Graduated cum laude at the Università Statale in Milan with a thesis on the legal aspects of advertising.

1965 – Married Carla Dall’Oglio, and they had two children.

1973 – His first entry into the media world by means of a cable television station, Telemilano.

1974 – Berlusconi moved with his family into Villa Casati, in Milan.

1978 – Formed his first media group, Fininvest.

1980 – Founded Italy’s first private national network Canale 5.

1986 – Berlusconi also tried to expand his business into France with his channel La Cinq.

1993 – Founder and Leader of the Forza Italia political movement in Rome.

1994-1995 – He became the Prime minister of Italy.

1995 – Sold a portion of his media holdings, first to the German media group Kirch.

1996-2001 – Leader of the parliamentary opposition.

         – He ran for Prime Minister again but was defeated by centre-left candidate Romano Prodi.

Silvio Berlusconi is the Leader of Forza Italia.

1999 – Expanded again in the media business in a partnership with Kirch called the Epsilon MediaGroup.

2001-2006 – Elected again as Prime Minister of Italy.

2002 – Served as Italian foreign minister.

2006 – He was applied a pacemaker in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.