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Sebastián Piñera

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Original Name
Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique
Birth
Santiago, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Death
6 Feb 2024 (aged 74)
Chile
Burial
Santiago, Provincia de Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile Add to Map
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Chilean Statesman. He served as both the 34th and 36th President of Chile from March 11, 2010 to March 11, 2014 and March 11, 2018 to March 11, 2022. When he was a baby, his family moved to the United States, where his father, a civil servant, spent four years working for the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción; CORFO). The family returned to Chile in the mid-1950s, then left again in 1965, when his father was appointed Chile's ambassador to Belgium. He studied at the Catholic University of Chile, receiving a degree in commercial engineering in 1971. With the aid of a Fulbright scholarship, he returned to the United States to continue his studies, receiving a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He taught economics at the Catholic University of Chile throughout the 1970s and '80s. He also taught at the University of Chile and the Valparaiso Business School (now Adolfo Ibáñez University). He also worked in the consulting and banking sectors before starting the hugely successful Bancard in the late 1970s. This company, which introduced credit cards to Chile, made him a billionaire. He went on to own shares in various other business sectors. In 1989, he managed the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Hernan Buchi and later that year, became a senator representing East Santiago. He held on to the senate seat until 1998. He made an unsuccessful run for the presidency in 2005 before being successful four years later in the 2009 presidential election. He served from March of 2010 to March of 2014 before stepping down because he was barred from consecutive terms. In 2017, he was successful again in winning the presidency and went on to serve a single term until stepping down in 2022. In February of 2024, he passed away in a helicopter crash in Lake Ranco, Chile.

Chilean Statesman. He served as both the 34th and 36th President of Chile from March 11, 2010 to March 11, 2014 and March 11, 2018 to March 11, 2022. When he was a baby, his family moved to the United States, where his father, a civil servant, spent four years working for the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción; CORFO). The family returned to Chile in the mid-1950s, then left again in 1965, when his father was appointed Chile's ambassador to Belgium. He studied at the Catholic University of Chile, receiving a degree in commercial engineering in 1971. With the aid of a Fulbright scholarship, he returned to the United States to continue his studies, receiving a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He taught economics at the Catholic University of Chile throughout the 1970s and '80s. He also taught at the University of Chile and the Valparaiso Business School (now Adolfo Ibáñez University). He also worked in the consulting and banking sectors before starting the hugely successful Bancard in the late 1970s. This company, which introduced credit cards to Chile, made him a billionaire. He went on to own shares in various other business sectors. In 1989, he managed the unsuccessful presidential campaign of Hernan Buchi and later that year, became a senator representing East Santiago. He held on to the senate seat until 1998. He made an unsuccessful run for the presidency in 2005 before being successful four years later in the 2009 presidential election. He served from March of 2010 to March of 2014 before stepping down because he was barred from consecutive terms. In 2017, he was successful again in winning the presidency and went on to serve a single term until stepping down in 2022. In February of 2024, he passed away in a helicopter crash in Lake Ranco, Chile.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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