Here's a look at the life of Italian billionaire Silvio Berlusconi.
Personal: Birth Date: September 29, 1936
Birth Place: Milan, Italy
Father: Luigi Berlusconi, a bank clerk
Mother: Rosella (Bossi) Berlusconi, homemaker
Marriages: Veronica Lario, AKA Miriam Bartolini, (1990 - present, separated in 2009); Carla Dall'Oglio, (1965 - 1985, divorced)
Children: with Veronica Lario: Luigi, 1988; Eleonora ,1986; Barbara,1984; with Carla Dall'Oglio: Piersilvio, 1969; Marina ,1966
Education: University of Milan, Law, 1961
Other Facts: He has been the subject of multiple corruption and bribery trials.
Number 169 on the Forbes World's Richest People list for 2012, with a net worth of $5.9 billion.
The Forza Italia Party is named for "Forza, Italia!!" (Go, Italy!!), a chant heard at AC Milan football games. Berlusconi owns the team. (as of 11/26/2012)
He has been treated for prostate cancer.
Timeline: 1962 - Founds Edilnord, a real estate and construction firm.
1974 - Creates the closed-circuit cable television station Telimilano Cavo.
1978 - Forms Fininvest, a holding company under which he would eventually own television networks, department stores, the AC Milan soccer team, insurance, bookstore chains and real estate.
1980 - Launches Canale 5, Italy's first national commercial television network, Italia 1 follows in 1982 and Rete 4 in 1984.
February 19, 1986 - Buys the AC Milan football (soccer) club.
1988 - Buys La Standa, Italy's largest department store.
January 26, 1994 - Resigns all his positions at Fininvest to enter politics, but still holds stock.
1994 - Forms the Forza Italia Party and is elected prime minister.