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Remo Ruffini

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Net worth 2018: $2.09 Billion
Residence: Como, Italy
Country: Italy
Children: 2

Remo Ruffini was born in Como, Italy, Italy. Remo Ruffini is #1234 in List Billionaires People In The World. Remo Ruffini turned around a nearly bankrupt luxury sportswear firm Moncler, taking the company public in 2013 in one of Italy's largest IPOs in years. Originally founded in 1952 by two French mountaineers, Moncler found success as its down jackets became popular on the slopes, particularly after the company sponsored the French ski team in the 1968 Winter Olympics at Grenoble. Around the year 2000, Moncler found itself near bankruptcy amid stiff competition from sportswear companies like the North Face. In 1999 Remo Ruffini became the company's creative director and a few years later bought the brand for an undisclosed amount. Ruffini got his start in the U.S. working for his father's clothing company, Gianfranco Ruffini; his only higher education consisted of a single marketing class at Boston University. He returned to Italy in 1984 and founded his own brand, New England Company, which was sold in 2000 to the Stefanel Group. At Moncler, Ruffini introduced new colors and designs, and partnered with the Carlyle Group to expand internationally. Ruffini still owns a 20% stake and remains chairman and CEO. He owns a 180-foot superyacht, the Atlante, as well as a restored chalet in St. Moritz, Switzerland.


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Remo Ruffini (born May 17, 1942, La Brigue, Alpes-Maritimes, at that time, Briga Marittima, Italy). He is Director of ICRANet, International Centre for Relativistic Astrophysics Network. Moreover, he is President of the International Centre for Relativistic Astrophysics (ICRA); he initiated the International Relativistic Astrophysics PhD (IRAP PhD), a common graduate school program of several universities and research institutes for the education of theoretical astrophysicists. He is Director of the Erasmus Mundus IRAP PhD program (IRAP Ph D Erasmus Mundus). He has been Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Rome "Sapienza" from 1978 to 2012.After his degree in 1966, he was post-doctoral fellow at the Mainz Academy of Sciences working with Pascual Jordan, in Germany. Then, he was post-doctoral fellow with John Archibald Wheeler and Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and later became instructor and assistant professor at Princeton University. In 1975, he was visiting Professor at the Universities of Kyoto (Japan) and of Western Australia, Perth. In the years 1975-78, he cooperated with NASA being member of the task force on the scientific use of space stations. In 1976 he became Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Catania and in 1978 he was appointed Professor at the University “Sapienza”. In 1985, he was elected President of the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (ICRA). In 1984 he was cofounder, with Abdus Salam, of the Marcel Grossmann Meetings. In 1987, he became co-chairman of the Italian-Korean Meetings on Relativistic Astrophysics. In the years 1989-93, he was President of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Space Agency. He is Editor of a variety of Scientific Journals. He is married to Anna Imponente and has a son, Iacopo.His theoretical work led to the concept of Boson Stars. His classic article with John A. Wheeler popularized the astrophysical concept of Black Hole. With Demetrios Christodoulou he has given the formula for a Kerr-Newmann Black Hole endowed of charge, mass and angular momentum. His theoretical work led to the identification of the first Black Holes in the Milky Way Galaxy.Together with his student C. Rhoades, he established the absolute upper limit to the mass of neutron stars and, with his student Robert Leach, he used such an upper limit for fixing the paradigm which enabled the identification of the first Black Hole in the Milky Way Galaxy, Cygnus X1, using the splendid data of the Uhuru satellite by Riccardo Giacconi and his group.For these works Ruffini won the Cressy Morrison Award of the N.Y. Academy of Science in 1972.With his students Calzetti, Giavalisco, Song and Taraglio he has developed the role of fractal structures in Cosmology,.Together with his collaborator T. Damour, he suggested the applicability of the Heisenberg-Euler-Schwinger process of pair creation in Black Hole physics and identified the dyadosphere where these processes take place. Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) seem to give the observational evidence of such pair creation process in astrophysics, prior to the observation of such phenomenon in Earth based experiments and represent the first evidence of the energy extraction process from Black Holes (the blackholic energy).He is co-author of 21 books, including:
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