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Dona Bertarelli

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Net worth 2018: $4.64 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Residence: Gstaad, Switzerland
Country: Switzerland
BIOGRAPHY

Dona Bertarelli was born in Gstaad, Switzerland, Switzerland. Dona Bertarelli is #460 in List Billionaires People In The World. The bulk of Bertarelli's wealth comes from the 2007 sale of her family's biotech business Serono for $9 billion. In the 1990s, she was Serono's executive director of public and professional affairs. She splits ownership of most family assets with her brother Ernesto, the richest man in Switzerland. Bertarelli is launching a luxury hospitality group, including a new eco-tourism destination in the Bahamas.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2015

$4.6 Billion

2016

$4.5 Billion

2017

$4.4 Billion

2018

$4.64 Billion

TIMELINE
2015

In August 2015, Dona Bertarelli's Spindrift 2 defended its title by taking line honors at the 46th Rolex Fastnet race

2013

In January 2013, Bertarelli bought a Maxi Trimaran called Maxi Banque Populaire V for her Spindrift racing team

2011

According to the magazine Forbes, in 2011 the family ranked as the 81st worldwide in terms of wealth

2010

Bertarelli and her team won the Bol d’Or Mirabaud in 2010

2007

In the same year, and with the boat now named Maxi Spindrift 2, she co-skippered the team to victory in the 45th Rolex Fastnet and also set a new record for the America Discovery Route, beating the time set by Franck Cammas in 2007 by more than 20 hours

2003

The five star Grand Hôtel Park in Gstaad was taken over by Bertarelli in 2003

1999

After her father died, Bertarelli and her brother, founded in 1999 the Bertarelli Foundation to promote the sharing and development of scientific, social and economic knowledge in the field of infertility

1992

Bertarelli was active in Serono, the family business, and from 1992 to 1997 was Executive Director, Public and Professional Affairs, where she established Serono Symposia and the Serono Foundation

1939

Bertarelli was the first helmswoman to win this race since its inception in 1939

1906

Serono was founded in 1906 in Rome and was the building block of the family’s wealth

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