Slavica Ecclestone

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Slavica Ecclestone
Slavica Ecclestone.jpeg
Ecclestone in 1991
Born Slavica Radić
(1958-05-25) 25 May 1958 (age 57)
Rijeka, Croatia (then Yugoslavia)[1]
Net worth Increase $1.2 billion
Spouse(s) Bernie Ecclestone
(m. 1985–2009, divorced)

Slavica Ecclestone (born 25 May 1958)[2] is a British-Croatian[3] former model, and former wife of Formula One racing CEO Bernie Ecclestone. She is presently both the wealthiest Croat and the wealthiest person born in Croatia ever.

Early life[edit]

She was born Slavica Radić (Croatian pronunciation: [slâʋit͡sa rǎːdit͡ɕ]), in Rijeka, Croatia in 1958.[4]


The young Slavica worked as an international fashion model, modelling for a number of leading clients, including designer Armani. While working on a Formula One promotional event for Armani at the 1982 Italian Grand Prix in Monza, she met Bernie Ecclestone.[5][6][7]

Bernie pursued Slavica despite the 28-year age difference, the language barrier (she spoke Croatian and Italian, he spoke only English), and their difference in height. At 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m), Slavica was nearly a foot taller than her suitor, Ecclestone being only 5 ft 2½ in (1.59 m) tall.[8]

Slavica was patron of the British-Croatian Society in London.[9]

Personal life[edit]

From her marriage, Slavica has two daughters, Tamara (1984) and Petra (1988); and four grandchildren.[10]

In November 2008 Slavica filed for divorce after 23 years of marriage.[11] The divorce was granted on 11 March 2009.[12] She topped the Sunday Times’ Rich List in the "richest divorcees" category after she was awarded an estimated £740 million.[13]


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  2. ^ dš. "Slavica Ecclestone se uselila u stan Petrinog dečka". 
  3. ^ "Slavica Ecclestone Net Worth". TheRichest. 
  4. ^ "Slavica Ecclestone Net Worth". TheRichest. 
  5. ^ Marko Ćustić (11 September 2003). "Goran Milić trying to extort money from Bernie Ecclestone". Nacional (weekly). Archived from the original on 25 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Goran Milić ucjenjuje Bernieja Ecclestonea" [Goran Milić blackmails Bernie Ecclestone]. Nacional (in Croatian) (408). 11 September 2003. Archived from the original on 3 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Edworthy, Sarah (27 October 2006). "My Sport: Tamara Ecclestone". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  8. ^ Lovell (2004) p.345
  9. ^ "Croats in the UK". Visit Croatia - a travel guide. 
  10. ^ "GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Hello boys! Petra gives birth to twins". Mail Online. 18 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Bernie Ecclestone divorce confirmed". 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  12. ^ F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's Divorce Finalized Yahoo Sports, 11 March 2009
  13. ^ "Best way to get rich quick? Get divorced: How ex-wives to the super-wealthy have made their way into the rich list". Daily Mail (London).