Gianluigi Aponte

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Gianluigi Aponte
Born Gianluigi Aponte
(1940-06-27) 27 June 1940 (age 74)
Sorrento, Italy
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Nationality Italian
Alma mater Istituto Tecnico Nautico Statale Nino Bixio
Occupation Founder and CEO of Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.
Net worth IncreaseUS$2.8 billion (2008)[1]
Spouse(s) Raffaela Denat
Children Alexa and Diego
Parents Aniello Aponte
Gina Gatti

Gianluigi Aponte (born 27 June 1940[2] in Sorrento, Italy) is an Italian businessman, founder and chairman of Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., currently the second-largest container shipping line in the world.


Gianluigi Aponte is a Neapolitan captain, who entered the shipping industry in 1970 and the cruise industry in 1988. In 2009, at the Teatro di San Carlo of Naples, he received, along with Fabio Cannavaro, Ambra Vallo and others, the prize for "Neapolitan Excellence in the World" from Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.


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