Kirsty Bertarelli: ‘Beauty Lands Billions’

April 28, 2008

Meet Kirsty Bertarelli, a little-known model from UK, who is married to Ernesto Bertarelli, a Swiss-Italian pharmaceutical tycoon. She is a former Miss UK. See her photos and biography here.

Kirsty Bertarelli was featured on the sixth position in the Sunday Times’ Rich List recently as being worth $9 billion, along with her husband. The lady surely knows the way to her billions! She is more in the news as the beauty queen who became overnight billionaire after marrying the Swiss tycoon.

Kirsty Bertarelli Biography

Kirsty Bertarelli was born in 1971 into a well-off family from Stone, Staffs, so her age is 37.

Crowned Miss UK in 1988, her modelling career earlier led to her meeting casino owner Damian Aspinall in 1994 and they had an affair that cost him his marriage. The beauty with brains, then met her current husband Ernesto Bertarelli on the London party circuit and the pair married in Gstaad in 2000.

Kirsty’s passion is yachting and music and she wrote the song Black Coffee which All Saints took to number one in 2000.

The couple, who have three children, were a new entry on the rich list after the $7.5billion sale of the family firm, Serono.

They surely know how to spend their money!

Bertarelli’s live on the shores of Lake Geneva where neighbours include Formula One legend Michael Schumacher. They also own an Alpine ski chalet in Gstaad.

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