Nicola Bulgari

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Nicola Bulgari
Born1941 (age 76–77)
Rome, Italy
ResidenceRome, Italy
NationalityItalian
OccupationVice-chairman of Bulgari
Net worth$1.31 billion (January 2017)[1]
Spouse(s)Anna Bulgari
Beatrice Bulgari (nee Bordoni)
Children6
Parent(s)Giorgio Bulgari
RelativesGianni Bulgari (brother)
Paolo Bulgari (brother)

Nicola Bulgari (born 1941) is an Italian billionaire businessman, grandson of Sotirios Bulgari, the founder of the luxury brand Bulgari.

Early life[edit]

Nicola Bulgari was born in Rome[2] in 1941,[3] the third son of Giorgio Bulgari (1890–1966). His brother Gianni was born in 1935 and Paolo in 1937.[4]

Career[edit]

He has been vice-chairman of Bulgari since 1984.[1]

In 2013, after allegations of tax evasion, the Guardia di Finanza (tax police), raided the Bulgari office in Rome's Via Condotti, as part of a Euro 46 million seizure of assets. In May 2015, Paolo and Nicola Bulgari and 11 others were ordered by an Italian judge to stand trial on charges of tax evasion. Both deny the charges.[5]

In January 2017, Forbes estimated the net worth of Nicola Bulgari at US$1.31 billion.[1]

He received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2015.

Personal life[edit]

He has six children and lives in Rome.[1]

His first wife was Anna, and they were married prior to 1981,[6] until at least 1994.[7]

His second wife Beatrice Bulgari (nee Bordoni)[8][9] [10] is a costume designer, responsible for the costumes for the film Cinema Paradiso.[11]

He collects vintage cars, especially American marques, in both Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Rome. His 21-acre facility in Allentown houses 125 cars in seven warehouses.[1] He has 85 or more cars in Rome, including the faster models, and flies them to Allentown when they need repairs.[12] His favourite marque is Buick and he has many from 1940 and 1941, coincidentally the year he was born.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The World's Billionaires: Nicola Bulgari". Forbes. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  2. ^ "20 Odd Questions: Nicola Bulgari". WSJ. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b Joseph Giovannini,Timothy White (30 June 2008). "Nicola Bulgari's American Gems". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Bulgari". Hancocks. Hancocks. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  5. ^ Kirchgaessner, Stephanie (29 May 2015). "Italian tax clampdown dims the sparkle at Bulgari". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ Ferretti, Fred (11 December 1981). "Glittery World Of Two Jewelers". NYTimes.com. New York City; Italy. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  7. ^ New York Media, LLC (12 December 1994). New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. p. 63. ISSN 0028-7369. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  8. ^ "To Rome for Bulgari's 125th anniversary". New York Social Diary. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Art show movies". Vogue Italia. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  10. ^ Christopher, Lord. "Cinema Paradiso: Invisible Costume". Clothes on Film. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  11. ^ Ginsberg, Merle (6 December 2012). "Bulgari's Nicola Bulgari Talks Receiving the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award (Q&A)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  12. ^ Shaftel, David (10 October 2014). "Rough Gems, Brought to a Fine Polish". NY Times. Retrieved 1 June 2015.