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Sebastián Piñera

AKA Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique

Born: 1-Dec-1949
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: Chile
Executive summary: President of Chile

Sebastián Piñera is the President of Chile, and is among the nation's wealthiest people, estimated to be worth more than a billion American dollars. He was the principal owner of the Chilevisión nationwide TV station and an airline, LAN Chile, though these properties are in a trust while he is head of state. An economist, businessperson, and former Senator, his father was a Chilean diplomat who served as ambassador to Belgium and, later, the United Nations.

He first ran for President in 2006, losing to Michelle Bachelet. When he ran again in 2010, he fronted an alliance of several parties called the Coalition for Change, defeating Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle and taking office on 11 March 2010.

[1] Renovación Nacional (National Renewal) Party.

Father: José Piñera Carvallo (diplomat, b. 1917, d. 1991)
Mother: Magdalena Echenique Rozas (b. 1919, d. 2000)
Wife: Cecilia Morel Montes (youth counselor, m. 1973)
Daughter: Magdalena (history teacher, b. 1975)
Daughter: Cecilia (pediatrician, b. 1978)
Son: Sebastián (commercial engineer, b. 1982)
Son: Cristóbal (psychologist, b. 1984)

    High School: Saint Boniface School, Brussels, Belgium (attended, 1965-67)
    High School: Verbo Divino School, Santiago, Chile (1968)
    University: BS Commercial Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (1971)
MS Economics, Harvard University (1973)
    University: PhD Economics, Harvard University (1976)
    Teacher: Economics, Valparaíso Business School
    Teacher: Economics, Adolfo Ibañez University
    Teacher: Economics, University of Chile
    Teacher: Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

    President of Chile 11-Mar-2010 to present)
    Chilevisión Principal Owner
    LAN Chile Principal Owner
    Renovación Nacional (National Renewal) Party President (2001-04)
    Chilean Senate 8th District, Eastern Metropolitan Region (1990-98)
    UN Official Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
    World Bank Economic Advisor (1975-78)
    Inter-American Development Bank Economic Advisor (1974-76)
    Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Chile (childhood)
    Futuro Foundation Founder (1993)
    Mujer Emprende Foundation Co-Founder (1988)

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