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Mario Draghi

Economist and Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi

Profession: Economist and Prime Minister of Italy

Nationality:
Italy
Italian

Why Famous: President of the European Central Bank since 2011, Mario Draghi was listed as the world's 2nd greatest leader in 2015 by Fortune magazine.

Prior to this appointment Draghi worked for the World Bank, Goldman Sachs and as Governor of Italy.

Born: September 3, 1947
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 2011-06-24 Italian economist Mario Draghi is confirmed as new President of the European Central Bank
  • 2015-08-11 Greek Debt crisis: European Commission announces a bailout with Greece and its creditors has been agreed "in principle"
  • 2021-02-13 Mario Draghi, former head of the European Central Bank, is sworn in as Italian Prime Minister ahead of a new coalition government
  • 2021-03-12 Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi imposes new COVID restrictions warning of a new wave as cases again exceed 25,000 a day

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