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  • Age
    37
  • Title
    Chairman
  • Company
    Fiat

Elkann was picked for the Fiat board at age 21 by his grandfather Gianni Agnelli, the dapper industrialist who built the company into a global powerhouse. After Agnelli’s passing, Elkann, thrust to the forefront by the untimely deaths of two potential successors, was named chairman of Fiat and chairman and CEO of Exor, the family’s $142 billion holding company with interests in commercial real estate, banking, media, heavy equipment, and the soccer team Juventus. Elkann–known as Jaki within the family–has led a striking turnaround: He stabilized Fiat and oversaw the successful investment in Chrysler, and has reorganized the far-flung family empire.

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