Marina Berlusconi

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Marina Berlusconi (Maria Elvira Berlusconi, born 10 August 1966 in Milan) is an Italian businesswoman, chairwoman of Fininvest Holding[1] and of the Arnoldo Mondadori Editore publishing group.[2] She is the oldest daughter of Italian businessman and politician Silvio Berlusconi.[3]

Berlusconi has been considered for many years, by her father's supporters, to get into politics; she has always rejected such notions, simply stating that she isn't interested. However, in recent years, Berlusconi has had reconsideration in regard to a political career. It is believed that she is the perfect person to take up the reigns of her father's political party--Forza Italia. Her father's PDL party MP Laura Ravetto is quoted for saying that "She is Berlusconi's heir."[4]

Family background and personal life[edit]

She is the daughter of Silvio Berlusconi with his first wife Carla Elvira Lucia Dall'Oglio, and is the elder sister of the businessman Pier Silvio Berlusconi. She is married to Maurizio Vanadia (former first dancer of La Scala, Milan)[5] and has two children.[6]


After an apprenticeship, Marina Berlusconi worked in several positions in the media business in Italy. She is the chairperson of Italy's largest magazine publisher, Mondadori, and chairperson of the family's investment arm, Fininvest, the media holding company founded by her father.[7]

In 2007, Forbes magazine named her the 33rd most powerful woman in the world[6] and the ninth richest woman in the world with a net worth of $100million (


  1. ^ ‘The Holding: Board of Directors’ Archived 2009-02-10 at the Wayback Machine., official Fininvest website.
  2. ^ ‘Consiglio di Amministrazione’ Archived 2007-10-29 at the Wayback Machine., Gruppo Mondadori.
  3. ^ Antonio Ciaglia; Marco Mazzoni (2014). "The politicization of entertainment media: A study of the Italian tabloid Chi during the 2013 electoral campaign". Journalism. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Marina Berlusconi: The ‘Workaholic Nymph in Black’ Ready to Take over Italy’s Right; Umberto Bacchi; International Business Times; 5 August 2013
  5. ^ ‘Marina Berlusconi lets her hair (and corporate image) down at glitzy Monte Carlo club launch’, Daily Mail online, 23 May 2009.
  6. ^ a b #33 Marina Berlusconi -
  7. ^ ‘The Group: Introduction’ Archived 2009-10-14 at the Wayback Machine., official Fininvest website.