Bernie Ecclestone is the former CEO of the Formula One Group. He is also the owner of the Formula One brand and the commercial rights holder for the sport. He was born in 1930 in Suffolk, England. His father was a fisherman and his mother was a dressmaker. Bernie was fascinated by cars and racing from an early age. He started working on cars when he was 12 years old and began racing them when he was 18.
Ecclestone raced in Formula Three in the 1950s and 1960s. He won the British championship in 1958. In 1972, he became involved with the Brabham team, which he eventually owned. He sold the team in 1988.
In 1978, Ecclestone negotiated a new television rights deal that increased the popularity of Formula One. He became the sport’s commercial rights holder in 1987. Ecclestone has been criticized for his management of Formula One. He has been accused of making the sport too commercial and of favoring certain teams and drivers. In January 2017, Ecclestone was replaced as CEO of the Formula One Group by Chase Carey. He remains involved with the sport as its chairman emeritus.
Bernie Ecclestone Wife: Fabiana Flosi
Bernie Ecclestone was married three times. His first two marriages to Ivy and Slavica Radic both ended in divorce. Ecclestone met Fabiana Flosi, a marketing executive for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos – in 2009. They were engaged and married later that year.
During his retirement, Ecclestone has spent a lot of time on his farm in Brazil, where he and Fabiana produce coffee beans. The difference in age between them is 46 years. Mr. Ecclestone is now 91 years old, making him just shy of his 92nd birthday. Flosi is presently 44 years old and was 36 in 2012, when he proposed to her. This means she was born somewhere between 1977 and 1992.
Bernie and Alexandra’s first child is Alexander, who was born in summer 2020. Alexander is Bernie’s first son, along with three daughters – Deborah, Tamara, and Petra from his prior two marriages.
Bernie Ecclestone Marriages
Bernie first wife Ivy, he has a daughter, Deborah, through whom he is a great-grandfather. He has five grandchildren — two granddaughters and three grandsons. Ecclestone had a 17-year relationship with Tuana Tan, which ended in 1984 when Slavica Radić, later his second wife, became pregnant.
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Ecclestone was married to Radić, a former Armani model from Yugoslavia, for 23 years. They have two daughters, Tamara (born 1984) and Petra (born 1988). Slavica Ecclestone filed for divorce in 2008 and the couple resolved their divorce amicably with Slavica receiving a reported $1 to 1.5 billion settlement. The divorce was granted on 11 March 2009.
In April 2012, Bernie Ecclestone announced his engagement to Fabiana Flosi, the vice-president of marketing for the Brazilian Grand Prix. The couple wed in August of that year. She is 46 years younger than him. On July 1 2020, it was revealed that Alexander Charles Ecclestone (Ace) had been born. It was also stated on this day that he was expecting a boy later in the month. On July 1 2020, Bernie revealed the birth of Alexander Charles Ecclestone (Ace).