15 Facts About Alain Elkann


Currently, Alain Elkann is the conductor of cultural programs on Italian television.

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Alain Elkann is president of the Scientific Committee of the Italy–USA Foundation.

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Alain Elkann is a writer for La Regle du Jeu, Nuovi Argomenti, "A" and Shalom magazines.

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Alain Elkann was born in New York City, to a wealthy and influential family.

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Alain Elkann's Italian Jewish mother, Carla Ovazza, is from the influential Turinese Ovazza banking family, while his father, Jean-Paul Elkann, was a French Jewish industrialist, the Chairman of Dior and the President of the Israelite Central Consistory of France, responsible for appointing the Chief-Rabbis of France.

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Alain Elkann was a collaborator of important Italian writers such as Alberto Moravia and Indro Montanelli.

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Alain Elkann wrote novels, essays and articles, among which are a book he co-wrote with Italian Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff called How to be a Jew and other works and a book of conversation with him called The Messiah and the Jews .

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Alain Elkann has published a book with Milan archbishop Carlo Maria Martini, as well as a book about Islam with Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.

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Alain Elkann argues that all Jews should develop a strong connection to Israel.

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Since 2007 Alain Elkann has been the president of Fondazione CittaItalia while the current president is Alberto Improda.

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Alain Elkann is currently president of the Alliance francaise of Turin, president of Mecenate 90, president of the scientific committee of Palazzo Te, president of the FIAC of New York, vice president of the Fondazione Rosselli, board member of the IULM University of Milan, board member of the Museo Mega, member of the jury of Premio internazionale Mondello Palermo and of Premio Roma, and image consultant for the municipality of Milan.

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Alain Elkann received the America Award of the Italy-USA Foundation in 2010.

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Alain Elkann was awarded Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in July 2009 and he received the Medaille de Vermeil award from the Academie Francaise in November 2010.

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Alain Elkann is a journalist at La Stampa, the daily newspaper of Turin, and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania .

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In 1975, Alain Elkann married Margherita Agnelli, daughter of the deceased president of FIAT Gianni Agnelli, with whom he had three children, two were involved in their grandfather's company, with Lapo now in fashion, his daughter now in the movie industry.

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