Piero Ferrari

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Piero Lardi Ferrari
Born (1945-05-22) 22 May 1945 (age 71)
Castelvetro di Modena, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Vice chairman of Ferrari S.p.A
Net worth US$1.1 billion (October 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Floriana Ferrari
Children 1

Piero Lardi Ferrari (born 22 May 1945) is the second and only living son of Enzo Ferrari and a 10% owner of the Ferrari automotive company of which he is the vice chairman.

Early life[edit]

His mother was Enzo's mistress, Lina Lardi.[2] As divorce was illegal in Italy until 1975, he could not be acknowledged as a Ferrari family member until the death of Enzo's wife, Laura, in 1978.[3] His legitimate half-brother, Dino, died in 1956 of muscular dystrophy.

Career[edit]

Piero Ferrari started working for Enzo Ferrari in the 1970s, first supervising the production of road cars, and then as organiser of the racing department. In 1988, as the sole heir of the Ferrari family, he was nominated Vice Chairman following his father's death. In 1998 he was nominated president of Piaggio Aero Engineering.

Ferrari was awarded the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro in 2004.[4] He also possesses a degree in engineering from Modena University.

Following Ferrari's IPO on 21 October 2015, his 10% stake was valued at US$1.1 billion.[1]

On 28 April 2016 he entered into the Ferretti Group with 13,2% of shares.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Floriana Nalin and has a daughter and two grandchildren. He lives in Modena in his father's old residence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Neate, Rupert (21 October 2015). "Ferrari IPO gets off to racing start on Wall Street". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Enzo Ferrari - Biography on Bio.". thebiographychannel.co.uk. 
  3. ^ Allievi Pino. "Si è spenta a 95 anni Lina Lardi il grande amore di Enzo Ferrari". gazzetta.it (in Italian). 
  4. ^ "Piero FERRARI" (in Italian). Federazione Nazionale Cavalieri del Lavoro. Archived from the original on 13 May 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  • Pritchard, Anthony (2009). Ferrari: Men from Maranello. Haynes Publishing. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-84425-414-9. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bruno Senna
Lorenzo Bandini Trophy
2013
Succeeded by
Daniel Ricciardo