Piero Lardi Ferrari (born 22 May 1945) is an Italian billionaire businessman, the second and only living son of Enzo Ferrari, and a 10% owner of the Ferrari automotive company of which he is the vice chairman. He also owns 13.2% of shares of the Ferretti Group.
Piero Lardi Ferrari
|Born||22 May 1945|
Castelvetro di Modena, Italy
|Occupation||Vice chairman of Ferrari|
Chairman of HPE COXA
|Net worth||US$3.1 billion (May 2019)|
|Board member of||Ferrari|
His mother was Enzo's mistress, Lina Lardi. As divorce was illegal in Italy until 1975, he could not be acknowledged as a Ferrari family member until the death of Enzo's wife, Laura, in 1978. His legitimate half-brother, Dino, died in 1956 of muscular dystrophy.
Piero Ferrari obtained a degree in engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In the mid-1970s he started working for Ferrari, first as an English translator for his father, and then as supervisor of the production of road cars and co-organiser of the racing department. In 1988, when Enzo Ferrari died, as he was the sole heir of the Ferrari family, he was nominated vice chairman.
Ferrari is the chairman of HPE COXA, a company he founded in 1998 with the aim of providing high end engineering services in the mechanical field. In 2009 HPE acquired COXA, a manufacturing firm founded in 1985 and specialized in the high precision manufacturing of niche volumes and prototypes.
Following Ferrari's IPO on 21 October 2015, his 10% stake was valued at US$1.1 billion.
In May 2017 he was ranked by Forbes at number 1151 in the world's billionaires list with a net worth of $1.95 billion.
In March 2018 he was ranked by Forbes at number 887 in the world's billionaires list with a net worth of $2.7 billion.
In May 2019 he was ranked by Forbes at number 838 in the world's billionaires list with a net worth of $3.1 billion.
He is married to Floriana Nalin and has a daughter and two grandchildren. He lives in Modena in his father's old residence.
|Awards and achievements|
| Lorenzo Bandini Trophy
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Piero Angela (born 1928), an Italian television host
Piero Barucci (born 1933), Italian academic and politician
Piero del Pollaiolo (c. 1443–1496), an Italian painter
Piero della Francesca (c1415–1492), an Italian artist of the Early Renaissance
Piero De Benedictis (born 1945), an Italian-born Argentine and Colombian folk singer
Piero Ciampi (1934–1980), an Italian singer
Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522), also known as Piero di Lorenzo, an Italian Renaissance painter
Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416–1469), de facto ruler of Florence from 1464 to 1469
Piero Ferrari (born 1945), an Italian businessman
Piero Focaccia (born 1944), an Italian pop signer
Piero Fornasetti (1913–1988), Italian painter
Piero Golia (born 1974), an Italian conceptual artist
Piero Gros (born 1954), an Italian alpine skier
Piero the Unfortunate (1472–1503), Gran maestro of Florence
Piero Mingoia (born 1991), English footballer
Piero Manzoni (1933–1963), an Italian artist
Piero Pelù (born 1962), an Italian singer
Piero Sraffa (1898–1983), an Italian economist
Piero Scaruffi (born 1955), an Italian-American freelance software consultant and university lecturer
Piero Soderini (1450–1522), an Italian statesman
Maestro Piero (c. 1300–c. 1350), known as Piero, an Italian medieval composer
Piero Umiliani (1926–2001), an Italian composerReggio Audace F.C.
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