Italy’s former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi has bequeathed €100million to his 33-year-old girlfriend, Fascina, in his will.
Before his demise on June 12 at the age of 86 due to Leukemia, the three-time Italian prime minister was one of the richest men in Italy.
Berlusconi entered into a romantic relationship with Fascina, who served as a Forza Italia deputy, in 2020. The couple held a symbolic ‘wedding’ in March 2022 and Berlusconi reportedly referred to Fascina as his “wife” on his deathbed.
The billionaire, whose empire is valued at over €6 billion, entrusted the management of the family holding company Fininvest to his two eldest children in his will.
He also left €100 million to his brother, Paolo, and €30 million to Marcello Dell’Utri, a former senator affiliated with his Forza Italia party, who had previously served a prison sentence for his involvement with the mafia.
According to his will, which was reported by Italian news agency Ansa, his two eldest children born to his first wife Marina and Pier Silvio, will jointly possess a majority stake of 53% in Fininvest, the family’s holdings.
“I leave the available stock in equal parts to my children Marina and Pier Silvio. I leave all the rest in equal parts to my five children Marina, Pier Silvio, Barbara, Eleonora and Luigi,” he wrote in his will.
Berlusconi’s vast wealth includes the AC Monza football club, various properties, luxurious yachts, and valuable artworks. However, his primary asset is Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster.
Meanwhile, his family are considering converting his main residence, Villa San Martino, where he hosted intimate business and political meets as well as his “bunga bunga” sex parties, into a museum.