Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
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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.