Take a look at the life of billionaire and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Date of birth: September 29, 1936
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Father: Luigi Berlusconi, banker
mother: Rosella (Bossi) Berlusconi, Housewife
marriage: Veronica Lario, (1990-2012, divorced); Carla Dall’Oglio, (1965-1985, divorced)
child: Veronica Lario: Luigi, Eleonora and Barbara. Carla Dall’Oglio and: Piersilvio and Marina
education: University of Milan, Law, 1961
He has been the subject of multiple corruption and bribery trials.
Berlusconi’s political party, the Forza Italia Party, is named after “Forza, Italy!”. (Go, Italy!) is a chant used in Italian football (soccer) team matches. Berlusconi owned his club for his 31 years in AC Milan football.
He is being treated for prostate cancer.
1962- Founded Edirnord, a real estate and construction company.
1974- Wired cable TV station Terimilan Cavo established.
1978- He founded Fininvest, a holding company under which he would eventually own a television network, a department store, the AC Milan football team, an insurance company, a chain of bookstores and real estate.
1980- Launches Canale 5, Italy’s first national private television network. Italy 1 followed in 1982 and Lete 4 in 1984.
From February 19, 1986 Acquisition of AC Milan Football Club.
1988- Acquisition of Italy’s largest department store La Standa.
From January 26, 1994 He resigned from all Fininvest positions to enter politics, but still holds shares.
1994- He forms the Forza Italia Party and is elected Prime Minister.
From December 22, 1994 Removed from office after losing support for other political parties.
1996- lose the presidential election Romano Prodi
December 1997- Sentenced to 16 months in prison for accounting fraud at Fininvest. The sentence was subsequently suspended.
From July 1998 After being sentenced to 2 years and 4 months in prison and a fine of $5.6 million for corrupt/unlawful party funding, he was sentenced to 2 years and 9 months for bribing a tax auditor. An appeals court overturned the corruption charges in October 1999. In May 2000 the bribery conviction was overturned.
From May 13, 2001 He won 18.5 million votes in the general election and became the Prime Minister of Italy.
From April 20, 2005 Although he resigned, on April 23, three days later, after the new administration was inaugurated, he was appointed prime minister again.
From March 10, 2006 Prosecutors have decided that Berlusconi should be tried for judicial corruption.
April 9-10, 2006 – Berlusconi faces Prodi in general election. Early returns show Prody to be the winner.
From April 19, 2006 Italy’s Supreme Court recognized Prodi’s election victory, but Berlusconi did not recognize it until May 2 and resigned.
From October 30, 2006 Berlusconi and British lawyer David Mills have been ordered to stand trial on charges of tax evasion. Berlusconi is accused of paying Mills $600,000 in exchange for favorable testimony in two cases.
From November 26, 2006 Passing out while addressing a rally on live television. Doctors later stated that he had an irregular heartbeat.
From December 19, 2006 You will receive your pacemaker at the Cleveland Clinic.
From March 13, 2007 The tax evasion trial begins against Berlusconi and Mills. Mills and Berlusconi would face four years to her 12 years in prison if convicted.
From September 24, 2007 The trial was moved to London to assist witnesses who argued that traveling to Italy was too difficult.
From February 21, 2008 Berlusconi’s tax evasion trial is suspended until the election is over.
From April 14, 2008 He won the Italian parliamentary elections and became prime minister for the third time.
May 8, 2008 – sworn.
From October 7, 2009 Italy’s Constitutional Court has overturned a 2008 law granting Berlusconi immunity from prosecution.
From December 13, 2009 Berlusconi was attacked at a rally in Milan, breaking his nose and some teeth.
From December 14, 2010 Defeats the confidence vote of the House of Representatives by three votes. The victory sparked demonstrations in Rome, in which nearly 100 people were injured.
From January 14, 2011 A Milan magistrate has revealed that he is investigating whether Berlusconi abused his power in an attempt to cover up after paying to have sex with an underage girl.
From February 15, 2011 An Italian judge has ruled that Berlusconi will go on trial on charges of having sex with an underage girl and abuse of power.
From February 28, 2011 Tax evasion trials resumed in 2007.
From April 6, 2011 A trial for having sex with an underage girl begins.
From November 8, 2011 Berlusconi has said he will step down when the country’s budget is approved by parliament.
From November 12, 2011 Berlusconi resigned after the Italian parliament voted in favor of austerity.
From October 26, 2012 He was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to four years in prison and banned from holding public office for five years. Berlusconi appealed and in 2014 His sentence is commuted to one year of community service in a nursing home.
From June 24, 2013 Berlusconi was convicted of sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power and sentenced to seven years in prison. An appeals court overturned the conviction in July 2014.
October 2013 – Berlusconi has been preliminarily charged with bribing senators to support his party in 2006.
From July 8, 2015 Berlusconi was found guilty of bribing senators to change political factions. He was sentenced to three years in prison and banned from holding public office for five years. However, Berlusconi will not serve a prison sentence, as the statute of limitations is expected to expire before the appeal process is filed.
June 7, 2016 – teeth hospitalized in Milan with heart problems.
From June 14, 2016 Have heart surgery to replace the aortic valve.
From April 13, 2017 Sell AC Milan football club. To Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux.
May 11, 2018 – A Milan court granted “rehabilitation” to Berlusconi, effectively barring him from returning to politics since he was convicted of tax evasion in 2012. Under the so-called “Severino Law,” anyone sentenced to more than two years in prison cannot run for public office.
January 17, 2019 – He announced that he would run for the European Parliament elections in May.
From March 2020 donate approximately $11 million to the Lombardy region of Italy to help fight against COVID-19.
From September 3, 2020 Berlusconi was hospitalized after developing coronavirus symptoms and has since Test positive for COVID-19.
September 14, 2020 – Berlusconi leaves hospital being treated for coronavirus-associated pneumonia.
From May 15, 2021 Berlusconi has been discharged from the hospital after being treated for “long” Covid-19 symptoms, according to the Forza Italia party’s news agency.
From August 10, 2022 He announced his candidacy for the Senate in the Italian elections on September 25.