Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli Net Worth $11.1 Billion
Bertarelli only keeps on earning profits. His Ares Life Sciences investment fund backed the 2008 buy out of Euromedic, a medical services provider, for 670m. Early this year, it was reported that only one of Euromedic’s offices was for sale at 400m. It is going to help the 45-year-old biotechnology tycoon recover from the disappointment of losing yachting’s prestigious America’s Cup in 2010 to American rival Larry Ellison. Bertarelli had won the contest twice in the trot, in 2003 and 2007. They were married in 2000 and Kirsty, who comes from Staffordshire, is greatly involved in the yachting operation. Bertarelli learnt about business from his dad, who owned the Serono pharmaceutical company. Founded in Rome in 1906, it made its fortune from a fertility drug based on the urine of postmenopausal women, specifically Italian nuns. By 31, after his dad’s departure, Bertarelli was running the multinational group, that was sold to Merck of Germany in 2006 for $13.3 billion. Bilan magazine, in its 2010 Swiss abundant list, valued the Bertarelli fortune at 7.4 billion.