MILANO. The founder of Luxottica and president of EssilorLuxottica, Leonardo Del Vecchio, today the largest distribution system in the world of optics, was 87 years old and passed away today June 27 at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan. To give the news is the Corriere della Sera.
Former Martinitt, he was one of the richest men in Italy, Cavaliere del Lavoro since 1986, major shareholder of Mediobanca as well as of Generali, three degrees and two honorary masters, he built an empire starting from eyeglass frames and a small factory in the Belluno area, become a symbol all over the world of both Italian know-how and a unique entrepreneurial model, as well as of the self-made man.
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