Bernie Ecclestone Biography
Ecclestone was born on October 28, 1930, in St Peter, South Elmham, a village three miles south of Bungay, Suffolk. He was the son of Sidney Ecclestone, a fisherman whose family had relocated from Kent to work in Norwich’s painting industry in the early twentieth century, and his wife Bertha. Ecclestone attended primary school in Wissett before moving to Danson Road, Bexleyheath, South East London, with his family in 1938. During WWII, he was not evacuated to the countryside and remained with his family.
Ecclestone dropped out of Dartford West Central Secondary School at the age of 16 to work as an assistant in the chemical laboratory at the local gasworks, where he tested the purity of the gas. He also pursued his pastime while studying chemistry at Woolwich Polytechnic.
Bernie Ecclestone Career
Bernard Charles Ecclestone is a business entrepreneur from England. Also is the former CEO of the Formula One Group, which oversees Formula One motor racing and holds the commercial rights to the sport, and he owns a stake in Delta Topco, the Formula One Group’s previous ultimate parent company. As a result, he was dubbed the “F1 Supremo” by the press.
Ecclestone established the Compton & Ecclestone motorcycle dealership with Fred Compton immediately after World War II ended. His first racing experience was in the 500cc Formula 3 Series in 1949, and he acquired a Cooper Mk V in 1951.
Bernie Ecclestone Personal Life
Ecclestone has had three marriages. He has a daughter, Deborah, with his first wife, Ivy, through whom he is a great-grandfather. He has two granddaughters and three grandsons as grandchildren. Ecclestone had a 17-year relationship with Tuana Tan that ended in 1984 when his second wife, Slavica Radi, became pregnant.
Ecclestone was then married for 23 years to Radi, a Yugoslav-born former Armani model. Tamara (born 1984) and Petra (born 1985) are the couple’s two daughters (born 1988). Slavica Ecclestone filed for divorce in 2008. Slavica and her husband divorced peacefully, with Slavica obtaining a rumored $1 to 1.5 billion settlement. On March 11, 2009, the divorce was granted.
Ecclestone announced his engagement to 35-year-old Fabiana Flosi, vice-president of marketing for the Brazilian Grand Prix, in April 2012; the couple married in August of that year. He is 46 years younger to her. It was disclosed in April 2020 that the couple were expecting a boy, who would arrive a few weeks before Ecclestone’s 90th birthday. On July 1, 2020, Ecclestone announced the birth of Alexander Charles Ecclestone (Ace).
Bernie Ecclestone Net Worth
Bernie Ecclestone has an estimated net worth of approximately $3 billion as per information from Forbes as at 2022.