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How rich is Bernie Ecclestone?

Bernie Ecclestone net worth
$4.2 Billion

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Bernie Ecclestone Biography, Wiki 2017

Bernard Charles Ecclestone was born on 28 October 1930, in Bungay, Suffolk England, and is  is one of the more prominent businessmen in the UK because of being the CEO of the “Formula One Group”. He began his career as the manager of such drivers as Jochen Rindt and Stuart Lewis-Evans, and eventually Bernie step-by-step reached the position which he is in now. In addition to this, Bernie was also one of the owners of the football club called Queens Park Rangers. Bernie has received such honours as “Imperial College Honorary Doctorate”, “Commander of the Order of Saint-Charles” and “Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria”.

Bernie Ecclestone is one of the wealthiest people in the United Kingdom, so the question is just how rich is Bernie? Sources put his estimated net worth at as much as $4.2 billion. Undoubtedly, this sum will change in the future, as Bernie still continues working on his businesses.

Bernie Ecclestone Net Worth $4.2 Billion

When Bernie was a teenager, he studied chemical engineering, but his real interest was in motorcycles, and he soon started a business together with Fred Compton. Later he also tried racing, but his attempts had limited success, so he decided to become the manager of Stuart Lewis-Evans. In 1972 Bernie became the owner of the Formula One team called “Brabham”, which enhanced Bernie Ecclestone’s net worth over the period of 15 years during his ownership, before Bernie finally decided to sell it to Joachim Luhti.

However, in 1974 Bernie, together with Max Mosley, Teddy Mayer, Frank Williams, Ken Tyrrell and Colin Chapman, formed the “Formula One Constructors Association”,  “FOCA”, which eventually had a huge impact on the growth of Ecclestone’s net worth, especially in 1978 when he became the CEO of “FOCA”. Although Bernie had some problems, as two of the drivers he managed died in racing accidents, he was still able to become one of the most successful businessmen. Regardless, Bernie became the leading administrator for Formula One which developed from FOCA, and which control gave his net worth its largest boost, as this influence on a major world-wide sport continues to this day.

Aside from motor racing, as mentioned before, in 2007 Bernie together with Flavio Briatore bought the football club “Queens Park Rangers”, and in 2010 Ecclestone became the majority shareholder. This also made Bernie Ecclestone’s net worth grow. Despite this, in 2011 the club was sold to Tony Fernandes.

Bernie’s autobiography entitled “No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone” was published in 2011; this also added to Bernie’s net worth.

Speaking of his somewhat complicated personal life, Bernie has been married three times, firstly to Ivy Bamford(1952-80) with whom he has a daughter, then to Slavica (1985-2009) – two daughters – and latterly to 35 year-old Brazilian Fabiana Flosi(2012).

All in all, one should agree that Bernie Ecclestone is one of the most popular and richest businessmen in world sports. He started working very hard from a very young age and this allowed him to create a successful business and gain a lot of money. Of course, he had to overcome some problems and find solutions for them, but these problems only made him more experienced and allowed him to improve his business, so there is no surprise that Bernie Ecclestone’s net worth is so high. As said before, there is high chance that Ecclestone’s net worth will grow in the future.


Bernie Ecclestone information

Bernie Ecclestone information

Birth date: October 28, 1930 age 84
Birth place: Bungay, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 2 in (1.59 m)
Profession:Race car driver, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Nationality:British
Spouse:Fabiana Flosi (m. 2012), Slavica Ecclestone (m. 1985–2009)
Children:Tamara Ecclestone, Petra Stunt, Deborah Ecclestone

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Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Go Faster and Influence People: The Gordon Murray F1 Story2012TV Movie documentary thanks
Senna2010Documentary special thanks
Bobby Deerfield1977acknowledgment: technical assistance provided with special participation by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Formula 1: BBC Sport2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - President, FOM / Himself / Himself - CEO, Formula 1 / ...
12013DocumentaryHimself
How to Go Faster and Influence People: The Gordon Murray F1 Story2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Brabham Team Owner
The Four Year Plan2011DocumentaryHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - F1 Rights Owner
Top Gear2011TV SeriesHimself
Murray Walker: Life in the Fast Lane2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - CEO, Formula One Management
Formula 1's 60th Anniversary: Plus Ça Change2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - President, Formula 1 Management
Senna2010DocumentaryHimself
Jochen Rindts letzter Sommer - Ein Toter wird Weltmeister2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Disculpin les molèsties2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2009TV SeriesHimself
ITV - Formula One2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Sport Relief: The Apprentice2008TV MovieHimself
Kész Átverés Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Monaco - Le circuit des princes2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
2002 World Awards2002TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Panorama2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell2014TV SeriesHimself

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#Fact
1Children with ex wife Slavica: Daughters Tamara Ecclestone and Petra Stunt.
2President, FOM.
3He allegedly declined the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to business in 1996.
4He also ran his own Formula One team, before he started to build his empire around broadcasting the sport.
5He started in motor sport as a driver. He raced motorbikes, too
6He saw the power for broadcasting Formula One races on TV and built his empire around this idea. F1 became a huge success and made him one of the richest and most powerful businessmen in the world.


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#Trademark
1Tinted glasses


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