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Ernesto Bertarelli (born 22 September 1965) is an Italian born Swiss businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Together with his extended family, Bertarelli was ranked 94th in the 2013 annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people compiled and published by Forbes magazine, The family's wealth was most recently estimated at US$14.8 billion by Bloomberg.


Born in Rome, his family moved to Switzerland in 1977. He graduated from Babson College in 1989, and earned an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1993.
His grandfather founded Serono, a pharmaceutical company that moved from Rome to Switzerland. Bertarelli became CEO in 1996 and, with his sister Dona inherited ownership in 1998 on the death of his father. Changing the company's focus from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology, revenues increased from $809 million in 1996 to $2.8 billion in 2006. The company gained fame from its discovery of a natural hormone used in the treatment of female infertility, and its treatments for multiple sclerosis and growth hormone deficiency.
Bertarelli and his family sold the company to Merck KGaA of Germany in January 2007 for US$13.3 billion, forming the new company Merck-Serono. His family split an estimated $9 billion stake at that time, which added to previous share sales when the company floated on the NY stock market in 2001, which is now invested mainly through their Waypoint Capital investment vehicle.
Between 2002 and 2009, he served as a board director of UBS AG. Management of the family's wealth is mainly through the Waypoint Capital group, which is a business enterprise for the managers and advisers of the funds and investments associated with the Bertarellis.
The group is active in two areas: Life sciences and asset management, including real estate. Chaired by Ernesto Bertarelli, Waypoint is headquartered in Geneva, with offices in London, Jersey, Boston and Luxembourg. Waypoint's interests include Kedge Capital, an investment management group s

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Posted: September 15, 2011, 5:00 pm

£100m yacht belonging to UK’s richest woman is largest-ever civilian boat

There she floats: The Vava II leaves Plymouth Sound on the way to the Caribbean (Picture: Neil Hope) Former Miss UK Kirsty Bertarelli and her husband, Ernesto, commissioned the £100million superyacht Vava II to replace their old boat, which measured up at ...
Posted: March 4, 2012, 11:32 pm

Worth £7bn, but I still want to be a star: Former Miss UK now Britain's richest woman relaunches pop career aged 41

AS Britain’s richest woman, Kirsty Bertarelli is accustomed to private jets and holidays aboard a £100million superyacht. But the former Miss UK, who shares a £7.4billion fortune with her Swiss husband Ernesto, is preparing to shun the trappings of ...
Posted: March 11, 2013, 1:41 am
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