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An anomaly in the notoriously private, 163-member Agnelli family, Lapo had become the rock star of Italian business, and journalists and paparazzi dogged his every move, from his storybook romance with Italy’s No.
1 starlet, Martina Stella, who had appeared in to his slapping the Fiat trademark on products as diverse as designer sweatshirts and wines.
A member of the Agnelli family, Elkann was born in New York City, the son of Countess Margherita Agnelli de Pahlen and the American-born Italian writer Alain Elkann. He is the brother of John Elkann, the current chairman of Fiat and the chairman and CEO of Exor, an investment company controlled by the Agnelli family, which owns Juventus F. Elkann is a grandson of Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli and Marella Agnelli.
He is nephew of Don Carlo Caracciolo, founder of Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso - owner of the newspaper la Repubblica, the Italian daily general-interest newspaper.
Although moderate consumption of cocaine for personal use is not illegal in Italy, Lapo was guilty of something far more serious: he’d gotten caught.
As he lay comatose, a major TV station interrupted its scheduled programming to report on his situation, and the hospital was besieged by friends, business associates, fans, even a Gypsy psychic, all seeking an answer to one central question: Why?
When Lapo’s serious, older brother, John, turned 17, he was summoned from Paris to Turin by his grandfather in order to begin his education in the executive suite of Fiat.
When Lapo finished high school, he was also summoned by Gianni Agnelli to work in the family business.‘Fate, which gives out the poker cards of life, gave me a straight flush,” Lapo once told reporters.
His mother, Margherita Agnelli, Gianni Agnelli’s pale, artistic, only daughter, could have had her pick of royal suitors, but instead she married a writer: Alain Elkann, the handsome, suave son of a French banker.
All eyes were on Lapo as he resuscitated the Fiat name, romanced Italy’s hottest starlet, and brightened his company’s prospects with a sleek new model, the Grande Punto.
Then, in October, the 28-year-old scion overdosed in the apartment of a transsexual prostitute.
They rushed him to Mauriziano hospital and rolled him into the emergency room.
He didn’t come to for three days, and by the time he awoke and began responding in three of the five languages in which he is fluent, his family had sped in from their villas and the press had announced to the world who he was: Lapo Edouard Elkann, grandson of the late Gianni Agnelli, the so-called unofficial King of Italy, who had turned his family’s automobile company, Fiat, into an international giant.
The handsome, dazzling young public face of Fiat today, Lapo is worldwide director of brand promotion for Fiat Auto.