Bernie Ecclestone

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Full Name Bernie Ecclestone
Age 89 Years Old
Nick Name Ecclestone
Gender Male
Famous As Business Magnate
Birth Date October 28, 1930
Birth Place Suffolk

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Bernie Ecclestone is a British business magnate. He is one of the Richest men and Business tycoons of the United Kingdom. The Forbes World's Billionaires List of 2011 ranked Ecclestone as the 4th richest person in the United Kingdom, with an estimated fortune of $4.2 billion, an increase of $200 million from the previous year. His Mother-in-Law, Aparecida Schunck, the 67-year-old mother of Ecclestone's wife Fabiana Flosi, was kidnapped in 2016 directly from her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to the BBC and  Kidnappers Demanded $36.5Million as a Ransom from Bernie Ecclestone. Scroll Down to know more about his biography, birthday, wiki, parents, wife, net worth, body measurements, and many more.

Famous For 

  • He is well-known as the former chief executive of the Formula One Group, which manages Formula One and controls the commercial rights to the sport, and part-owns Delta Topco, the previous ultimate parent company of the Formula One Group.

Bernie Ecclestone, A Famous Business Magnate

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Early Life of Bernie Ecclestone

Ecclestone was born on 28 October 1930 in St Peter, South Elmham, a hamlet three miles south of Bungay, Suffolk, England, UK. He holds British nationality and belongs to White Ethnicity. His birth sign is Scorpio. His birthday falls on 28 October of every year. His upcoming birthday will be celebrated on 28 October 2020 which will be his 90th birthday. The son of a fisherman, he attended primary school in Wissett before the family moved to Danson Road, Bexleyheath, South East London, in 1938. Ecclestone left Dartford West Central Secondary School at the age of 16 to work as an assistant in the chemical laboratory at the local gasworks testing gas purity. He also studied chemistry at Woolwich Polytechnic and pursued his hobby of motorcycles. He is a follower of Jewish.

Career of Bernie Ecclestone

  • Immediately after the end of World War II, Ecclestone went into business trading in spare parts for motorcycles and formed the Compton & Ecclestone motorcycle dealership with Fred Compton.
  • His first racing experience came in 1949 in the 500cc Formula 3 Series, acquiring a Cooper Mk V in 1951.
  • He drove only a limited number of races, mainly at his local circuit, Brands Hatch, but achieved a number of good placings and an occasional win. He initially retired from racing following several accidents at Brands Hatch, intending to focus on his business interests. 
  • After his accident, Ecclestone temporarily left racing to make a number of eventually lucrative investments in real estate and loan financing and to manage the Weekend Car Auctions firm.
  • He returned to racing in 1957 as manager of driver Stuart Lewis-Evans and purchased two chassis from the disbanded Connaught F1 team, whose driver line-up over the years had included Lewis-Evans, Roy Salvadori, Archie Scott Brown, and Ivor Bueb. Ecclestone even attempted, unsuccessfully, to qualify a car himself at Monaco in 1958.
  • He continued to manage Lewis-Evans when he moved to the Vanwall team.
  • During the 1971 season, Ecclestone was approached by Ron Tauranac, owner of the Brabham team, who was looking for a suitable business partner. Ecclestone made him an offer of £100,000 for the whole team, which Tauranac eventually accepted. The Australian stayed on as a designer and to run the factory.
  • Colin Seeley was briefly brought in against Tauranac's wishes to assist in design and management.
  • Ecclestone and Tauranac were both dominant personalities and Tauranac left Brabham early in the 1972 season.
  • The team achieved little during 1972, as Ecclestone molded the team to fit his vision of a Formula One team.
  • In parallel to his activities as a team owner, Ecclestone formed the Formula One Constructors Association (FOCA) in 1974.
  • He became chief executive of FOCA in 1978. He was removed from his position as chief executive of Formula One Group on 23 January 2017, following its takeover by Liberty Media in 2016.
  • Ecclestone and business partner Flavio Briatore also owned the English football club Queens Park Rangers between 2007 and 2011.
  • Currently, he has been working as chairman emeritus and as an adviser to the board of Formula One Group.
  • The business Tycoon is currently busy in uplifting his huge coffee plantation business in Brazil which is the size of Monaco which he brought in 2012 for $8 million. 

Achievement and Awards 

  • In 2000 he was awarded "Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold" for Services to the Republic of Austria
  • In 2006 he was Honoured with "Commander of the Order of Saint-Charles" in Monaco
  • In 2008 he was honored with "Imperial College Honorary Doctorate"

Personal Life of Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie With His Wife, Fabiana Flosi

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Ecclestone has been married three times. With first wife Ivy, he has a daughter, Deborah, through whom he is a great-grandfather. He has five grandchildren-two granddaughters and three grandsons. Ecclestone had a 17-year relationship with Tuana Tan, which ended in 1984 when Slavica Radic, later his second wife, became pregnant. He was then married to Yugoslav-born former Armani model Radic for 23 years. The couple has two daughters, Tamara who was born in 1984 and Petra who was born in 1988. In 2008, Slavica Ecclestone filed for divorce. Slavica settled their divorce amicably with her receiving a reported $1 to 1.5 billion settlement. The divorce was granted on 11 March 2009. In April 2012, Ecclestone announced his engagement to 35-year-old Fabiana Flosi, Vice-President of Marketing for the Brazilian Grand Prix. She is 47 years his junior. In April 2020, it was revealed the pair are expecting a son due weeks before Ecclestone's 90th birthday.

Net worth of  Bernie Ecclestone

As of 2020, The net worth of  Bernie Ecclestone is estimated to be 3.1 billion USD. and earns an average salary of $100 million annually. He has amassed a huge amount of fortune collection from his profession as a CEO or Chief head of Formula One Group and from the different business sectors. He used to reside in "The Manor", a mansion located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California which he brought in 2011 for $85 million. In June 2019, The Manor sold to an anonymous buyer for $119.7 million, the sale set a new record as the highest sale in California history.  In 2005, Ecclestone sold his £9 million yachts Va Bene to his friend Eric Clapton. He currently lives in one of his mansions in London, the United Kingdom which is worth millions of Pounds. He owns a €4.1million Ayrton Senna-era McLaren car.  

Body Measurement of Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone is an Elderly Looking man of age 90 but has a well-maintained body physique. He stands  5 feet 3 inches and weighs 65kg. His other body measurement is under review. His eye color is Blue and hair color is Gray.