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Santo Domenico Versace is an Italian businessman and politician

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BirthdayDecember 16, 1944
NationalityItalian
FamousBusinessman, Business People, CEOs
SpousesFrancesca de Stefano (m. 2014), Christiana Cavalli (m. 1981; div. 2004)
SiblingsDonatella Versace
Known asSanto Domenico Versace
Childrens Antonio Versace, Francesca Versace, Ramona Versace
Universities
  • University of Messina
Birth PlaceReggio Calabria
GenderMale
FatherAntonio Versace
MotherFrancesca Versace
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inReggio Calabria
Famous asBusinessman
Socials

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Who is Santo Versace?

Santo Domenico Versace is an Italian businessman and politician, who serves as the president and co-CEO of Milan-based Gianni Versace SpA, a luxury fashion company, founded by Gianni Versace, a renowned fashion designer and Santo’s brother. Santo Domenico Versace is, in fact, the business brain behind the company, supervising the major departments like communications, sales, distribution, production, and finance. After Gianni’s murder in 1997, Santo started playing an even more significant role in the company. He is an elected member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic in the constituency of Calabria, and also a member of the political party, Alliance for Italy. Earlier, he was a member of the party, The People of Freedom. The Italian actor Giovanni Cirfiera portrayed Santo in the anthology series, ‘American Crime Story’, in January 2018. He is an advocate of ‘Made in Italy’ products and actively promotes them. He also supports the need for Italy to uphold its traditions of textiles and fashion.

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Career

In 1968, after Santo Domenico Versace graduated from the university, he joined Credito Italiano in Reggio Calabria as a banker. Later he joined a high school as a teacher of economics and geography. In 1972, after he completed his military service, he opened his own accounting office in Reggio Calabria and Milan. In 1976, he moved to Milan, and joined his brother’s company, Gianni Versace SpA, as CEO, when it was founded in 1977. He is in-charge of several departments like sales, distribution, production and finance, and he helped the brand grow by focusing on communication, organization, productivity, and quality.

Meanwhile, in 1998, Santo was appointed President of the Italian Fashion Chamber, where he served for a year. In the same year, he became a shareholder of Viola Reggio Calabria Basketball.

After the death of Gianni, Santo took over 30 per cent of the company. His sister Donatella owns 20 per cent and her daughter Allegra Beck is now the top heir, as she inherited 50 per cent of the company when she turned 18.

Personal Life

Santo Domenico Versace was born on December 16, 1944 in Reggio Calabria, Italy, to father Antonio and mother Francesca, who was a dressmaker and owned a boutique. He grew up with his younger brother Gianni and younger sister Donatella. He also had an elder sister, Tina, who died when she was 12, due to tetanus infection. When Santo was six, he started working with his father after school and continued to do so till he went to attend university. He graduated in 1968 from the University of Messina with a degree in economics.

He married Christiana Cavalli in 1981. They have two children, Francesca Christiana and Antonio Tina Santo. After 23 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 2004. Santo remarried lawyer Francesca de Stefano in 2014 and they have a daughter, Ramona Francesca.

Santo Versace was very shocked by his brother Gianni’s murder in 1997. Gianni was then 50. He was shot and killed on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by the serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

Santo serves as the Chairman of Operation Smile Italy Onlus, a global association that deals with children with facial deformities.

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Santo Versace biography timelines

  • // 16th Dec 1944 To 1968
    Santo Domenico Versace was born on December 16, 1944 in Reggio Calabria, Italy, to father Antonio and mother Francesca, who was a dressmaker and owned a boutique. He grew up with his younger brother Gianni and younger sister Donatella. He also had an elder sister, Tina, who died when she was 12, due to tetanus infection. When Santo was six, he started working with his father after school and continued to do so till he went to attend university. He graduated in 1968 from the University of Messina with a degree in economics.
  • // 1997
    Santo Versace was very shocked by his brother Gianni’s murder in 1997. Gianni was then 50. He was shot and killed on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by the serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
  • // 1998
    Meanwhile, in 1998, Santo was appointed President of the Italian Fashion Chamber, where he served for a year. In the same year, he became a shareholder of Viola Reggio Calabria Basketball.

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Santo Versace's FAQ

  • What is Santo Versace birthday?

    Santo Versace was born at 1944-12-16

  • Where is Santo Versace's birth place?

    Santo Versace was born in Reggio Calabria

  • What is Santo Versace nationalities?

    Santo Versace's nationalities is Italian

  • Who is Santo Versace spouses?

    Santo Versace's spouses is Francesca de Stefano (m. 2014), Christiana Cavalli (m. 1981; div. 2004)

  • Who is Santo Versace siblings?

    Santo Versace's siblings is Donatella Versace

  • Who is Santo Versace childrens?

    Santo Versace's childrens is Antonio Versace, Francesca Versace, Ramona Versace

  • What was Santo Versace universities?

    Santo Versace studied at University of Messina

  • Who is Santo Versace's father?

    Santo Versace's father is Antonio Versace

  • Who is Santo Versace's mother?

    Santo Versace's mother is Francesca Versace

  • What is Santo Versace's sun sign?

    Santo Versace is Sagittarius

  • How famous is Santo Versace?

    Santo Versace is famouse as Businessman

  • What is Santo Versace's facebook?

    Santo Versace's facebook is https://www.facebook.com/Santo-Versace-258087394303578/

  • What is Santo Versace's twitter?

    Santo Versace's twitter is https://twitter.com/santoversace/

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