Who is Massimiliana Landini Aleotti, the richest woman in Italy?
This is a question that many will have asked themselves due to the very reserved nature of the woman who has dominated this special ranking for years.
If Giovanni Ferrero is the richest man in Italy according to Forbes, again according to the ranking drawn up by the prestigious American magazine, the scepter as regards the fairer sex goes to Massimiliana Landini Aleotti.
Let’s see her biography then, to find out why Massimiliana Landini Aleotti has been present in this special ranking for years, so much so that in 2023 she is also in the Top 100 (55th place) of the richest women in the world as well as in 360th place in the ranking including men too.
The biography of Massimiliana Landini Aleotti Never an interview, few participations in public events and rare photographs that can be found online.
Discretion and confidentiality have always been one of the fundamental aspects regarding Massimiliana Landini Aleotti.
Born in 1942, her wealth comes from having inherited the pharmaceutical giant Menarini together with her three children following the death of her husband Alberto Aleotti in May 2014.
It was the late “patron” who got the Florentine pharmaceutical company off the ground.
In fact, in 1964 Mario Menarini asked Alberto Aleotti to take over the general management of his company which at the time was in 352nd position among the Italian pharmaceutical industries.
Over time, Aleotti managed not only to climb to the top of Menarini until he took control of it, but also to make it the number one company in Italy in the pharmaceutical industry.
Since June 2018, the president of the Menarini Board has been the Swiss manager Eric Cornut; the woman’s children Lucia Aleotti and her brother Alberto Giovanni Aleotti are members of the Menarini Board together with Juerg Wittmer and Carlo Colombini.
The richest woman in Italy Massimiliana Landini Alberti can be said to be a regular in the Forbes rankings of the richest people in Italy and the world.
Since Maria Franca Fissolo (Ferrero’s widow) saw her assets drop, she holds the female record in this special ranking and sixth place in the general one.
According to the magazine, in fact, by 2023 the widow Aleotti can count on a personal wealth of 7.1 billion dollars, which places her in fourth place in the ranking of the richest in Italy.
In 2015, however, Forbes had attributed assets to her of over 10 billion, with Menarini issuing this statement.
The Aleotti family specifies that the assets attributed to them are an evaluation carried out by Forbes of the purely theoretical value of the Menarini Group.
Without a doubt the company is currently a global pharmaceutical giant.
The Menarini pharmaceutical group is present in 136 countries around the world with more than 17,600 employees and, in 2022, recorded a turnover of 4.154 billion euros.
In Italy and abroad, the Menarini Group has 7 Research and Development centers and 16 production plants where over 580 million packages are produced and distributed every year across the 5 continents.