He was named Giovanni after his grandfather, the founder of FIAT, but throughout his life he was known by everyone as Gianni, or rather, as “l’Avvocato” (“the Lawyer”), a nickname he had earned when he graduated in law.
Fascinating, rich, a lover of sports and the arts, he was the outstanding representative of the Italian economy in the world – the uncrowned king of Italy, as they liked to call him, and one of the most admired of men because of his unmistakable style and his innate elegance.
Gianni Agnelli was born on 12th March 1921 in Turin, the second of seven siblings.
The leadership of the FIAT company did not pass immediately to Gianni Agnelli, but to Vittorio Valletta, a managerial figure of some depth who would lead FIAT for around 20 years laying very solid bases for the growth of the Turin firm, especially in the years of economic boom. For the time being, Gianni Agnelli was given honorary and representative duties, which served as his apprenticeship, and the Chairmanship of Juventus, the football team his father Edoardo had made successful! #agnelli #gianniagnelli #Fiat #Italy #Italia #fashion #jetsetter #industrialist #italia #lapoelkann #juventus #juve #Ferrari #schumacher #F1 #car #fastandfurious #classy #Icon