Berlusconi: The Epic Story of the Billionaire Who Took Over by Alan Friedman

By Alan Friedman

Inspired by way of the Frost/Nixon interviews, and Walter Isaacson's author-subject courting to Steve Jobs, Alan Friedman tells the tale of Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media multi-millionaire grew to become top minster who has ruled Italian existence for the prior two decades. Berlusconi has cooperated with the bestselling writer and award-winning journalist within the telling of his lifestyles tale. Warts and all. From the bunga-bunga events to his so much mystery moments with international leaders. The booklet is wealthy in anecdotes and revelations concerning Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Geroge W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mickhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel, and so on.
Berlusconi's great upward push to strength all started from not anything. A self-created guy, he was once a cruise send crooner as a tender guy, grew to become a true property rich person within the '70s, begun the 1st advertisement tv community in heritage, and became AC Milan right into a world-class football membership. And that was once all earlier than he survived the squalid swampland of Italian politics to grew to become major minister who has not just served the longest in Italian background, but additionally has generated the main controversy of arguably any global chief this day. All of so one can be explored completely and candidly in those pages in a ebook that reads like a mystery.

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He wanted to be an equal shareholder alongside his boss. As a client of the Banca Rasini, where Berlusconi’s father worked, Canali could use his influence. And Rasini had already shown that he was fond of young Berlusconi by offering him a job as a teller. So Berlusconi’s brain was on overdrive as he plotted how best to marry his business strategy and his little pool of contacts. “I talked with my father and then I went to Canali and I proposed that we start a company together. The name that I suggested was very pretty: United Builders of Milan,” recalls Berlusconi.

As we were walking to the door to say good-bye, he said to me, ‘But, Silvio, there is one thing I did not understand. ’ “I asked him to repeat the question. He did. ’ And I said, ‘Mikhail, please don’t go. Stay for dinner. ’ We talked and talked, with the help of a few glasses of really good Rosso di Montepulciano. I explained how in the West it is the market which determines prices, and not a government agency. It is market competition. It was incredibly gratifying to explain the workings of market capitalism to Mikhail Gorbachev.

But somebody grabbed my elbow and everything spilled to the ground. ” At night, even though the village was more than twenty miles from Milan, from across the fields and valleys Berlusconi could see the far-off city in flames, entire sections ablaze after a bombing raid, all of it clearly visible from the countryside. This very real physical danger explains why everyone in the Berlusconi family was nervous about Rosa Berlusconi’s daily commute to work. But Rosa Berlusconi, by all accounts, was a woman with a decidedly strong character, as stubborn as her son would later prove, and at times even courageous.

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