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Sebastian Pinera: Age, wife, children, cause of death, net worth and more

Sebastian Pinera was a Chilean politician and entrepreneur. Sebastián Piñera was one of the richest people in Chile for much of his life.

He served as President of Chile from 2010 to 2014 and then again from 2018 to 2022. As Chilean President, he was both preceded by and succeeded by Michelle Bachelet.

Piñera was born into a wealthy family in Santiago, Chile, in 1949. He studied economics at the Catholic University of Chile and then went on to earn a PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Sebastian Pinera Cause of death

After returning to Chile, Piñera worked as a professor at the Catholic University of Chile and then founded the consulting firm Bancard. Bancard was a pioneer in the credit card industry in Chile, and Piñera made a fortune from the company’s success.

In the 1990s, Piñera diversified his business interests by investing in a number of different sectors, including airlines, television, and soccer clubs. He also served as president of the Chilean Stock Exchange.

Sebastian Pinera Age

Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique was born in Santiago de Chile on 1 December 1949 and died on 6 February 2024 at age 74. His the third child of José Piñera Carvallo and Magdalena Echenique Rozas .

Sebastian Pinera wife

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Sebastian Pinera and wife Maria Cecilia Morel Montes

Sebastian Pinera wife is Maria Cecilia Morel Montes, who was the First Lady of Chile during his two terms in office.

Morel was also the Director of the Sociocultural Area of the Presidency during both her husband’s terms as President.

At the age of 18 in 1972, she began dating Sebastián Piñera, who was her neighbor in the Avenida Américo Vespucio, in the eastern sector of Santiago. They married in 1973.

Sebastian Pinera Children

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Chile’s newly inaugurated President Sebastian Pinera (C) poses for a family picture at the official country retreat and summer residence Cerro Castillo Palace in Vina del Mar, Chile, after his swearing-in ceremony at the Congress in the city of Valparaiso, on March 11, 2018. /VCG Photo

Sebastian Pinera had four children with his wife Cecilia Morel. They are:

Magdalena Piñera Morel, born in 1975. She is a psychologist and a social entrepreneur who founded the NGO Desafío Levantemos Chile.

Cecilia Piñera Morel, born in 1978. She is an engineer and a businesswoman who works as the CEO of Bancard, a financial company owned by her father.

Sebastián Piñera Morel, born in 1982. He is a lawyer and a politician who serves as a deputy in the Chamber of Deputies of Chile for the District 11 of Santiago.

Cristóbal Piñera Morel, born in 1984. He is a computer engineer and a software developer who co-founded the company Hopin, a platform for online events.

Sebastian Pinera Cause of death

Sebastian Pinera Cause of death

Sebastian Piñera died on 6 February 2024 , after a helicopter he was reportedly flying crashed into a lake in southern Chile.

Piñera’s helicopter crashed near the town of Lago Ranco on the shores of the lake of the same name, Chile’s Interior Minister Carolina Toha confirmed to Reuters.

The helicopter, which Piñera was reportedly piloting himself, plunged about 40 meters deep into the lake, Chilean newspaper La Tercera reported.

There had been a strong storm been occurring in the area. According to La Nación, he survived the crash itself but the impact left him unconscious and unable to remove his safety belt; he drowned as a result.

The other three people on board survived. His body was subsequently retrieved by the Chilean Navy.

Pinera’s death was announced by Chile’s current leftist president, Gabriel Boric. ‘He genuinely sought what he thought was best for the country,’ said Boric.

President Gabriel Boric declared three days of national mourning and announced that Piñera would be given a state funeral to be organized by foreign minister Alberto van Klaveren.

Sebastian Pinera Net worth

According to Forbes, Sebastian Pinera net worth was projected to be US$2.7 billion as of January 2024, making him one of Chile’s wealthiest persons.

He built his wealth through investments in credit card companies and the country’s formerly state-run LATAM Airlines.

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