Gianni Agnelli

Politician

1921 – 2003

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Who was Gianni Agnelli?

Giovanni Agnelli, better known as Gianni Agnelli, was an Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of Fiat. As the head of Fiat, he controlled 4.4% of Italy's GDP, 3.1% of its industrial workforce, and 16.5% of its industrial investment in research. He was the richest man in modern Italian history.

As a public figure, Agnelli was also known worldwide for his impeccable, slightly eccentric fashion sense, which has influenced both Italian and international men’s fashion.

Agnelli was awarded the decoration Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 1967 and the title Knight of Labour in 1977. Following his death in 2003, control of the firm was gradually passed to his grandson and chosen heir, John Elkann.

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Born
Mar 12, 1921
Turin
Also known as
  • Giovanni Agnelli
  • L'Avvocato
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Nationality
  • Italy
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  • University of Turin
Died
Jan 24, 2003
Turin

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on July 23, 2013

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