Dona Bertarelli

About Dona Bertarelli

Birth Place: Gstaad, Switzerland, Switzerland
Other names: Donata
Children: 3
Relatives: Ernesto Bertarelli

Dona Bertarelli Net Worth

Dona Bertarelli was born in Gstaad, Switzerland, Switzerland. The bulk of Bertarelli's wealth comes from the 2007 sale of her family's biotech business Serono for $9 billion. In the 1990s, she was Serono's executive director of public and professional affairs. She splits ownership of most family assets with her brother Ernesto, the richest man in Switzerland. Bertarelli is launching a luxury hospitality group, including a new eco-tourism destination in the Bahamas.
Dona Bertarelli is a member of Diversified

💰 Net worth: $4.4 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2015 $4.6 Billion
2016 $4.5 Billion
2017 $4.4 Billion
2018 $4.64 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1968

Bertarelli was born in Rome in 1968. She is the daughter of Fabio Bertarelli. She and her brother Ernesto inherited Serono, a biotechnology company. Serono was founded in 1906 in Rome and was the building block of the family’s wealth. The family now has a number of activities and Investments, with interests in areas such as Finance, real estate, health, Sports, hospitality or agriculture. According to the magazine Forbes, in 2011 the family ranked as the 81st worldwide in terms of wealth.

1992

Bertarelli was active in Serono, the family Business, and from 1992 to 1997 was Executive Director, Public and Professional Affairs, where she established Serono Symposia and the Serono Foundation. The company was sold to Merck KGaA at the beginning of 2007.

1999

After her Father died, Bertarelli and her brother, founded in 1999 the Bertarelli Foundation to promote the sharing and development of scientific, social and economic knowledge in the field of infertility. For ten years, Bertarelli was Chairman of the Foundation.

2003

The five star Grand Hôtel Park in Gstaad was taken over by Bertarelli in 2003.

2007

Bertarelli is an avid Sailor and since 2007 has raced with her team, Spindrift Racing, in the monotype multihull regattas on the Lake Léman with her Décision 35 catamaran, Ladycat. Bertarelli and her team won the Bol d’Or Mirabaud in 2010. Bertarelli was the first helmswoman to win this race since its inception in 1939.

2013

In January 2013, Bertarelli bought a Maxi Trimaran called Maxi Banque Populaire V for her Spindrift racing team. In the same year, and with the boat now named Maxi Spindrift 2, she co-skippered the team to victory in the 45th Rolex Fastnet and also set a new record for the America Discovery Route, beating the time set by Franck Cammas in 2007 by more than 20 hours.

2015

In August 2015, Dona Bertarelli's Spindrift 2 defended its title by taking line honors at the 46th Rolex Fastnet race. Later that year, on November 22, Dona Bertarelli, with Yann Guichard and their crew, left Ushant Island, France on Spindrift 2, attempting to break the record for a crewed non-stop circumnavigation (the Jules Verne Trophy). While they did not break the record, Bertarelli became the fastest woman to sail around the world.

2019

Bertarelli is an ambassador for the Swiss transfusion charity Ma Vie Ton Sang and is a supporter of the World Health Organization’s ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign. She is also a godmother to the Womanity charity (formerly Smiling Children).