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  Piñera, Sebastián
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AffiliationIndependent  
<-  2018-03-11  
 
NameSebastián Piñera
AddressPalacio de La Moneda, Plaza de la Ciudadania
Santiago Metropolitan, , Chile
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born December 01, 1949 (69 years)
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifedBojicat
Apr 15, 2019 08:39am
Tags Pro-Life -
InfoPersonal life

Piñera was born in Santiago, Chile to Magdalena Echenique Rozas and José Piñera Carvallo, an engineer who worked for CORFO and was Chile's ambassador to Belgium and to the United Nations. He is the third man of a family of four brothers and two sisters: Guadalupe, José Piñera (a former Minister of Labour under Augusto Pinochet), Pablo, Sebastián, Miguel (a singer) and Magdalena. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Chile's Catholic University as well as a Master's and Ph.D. in this subject from Harvard University. He is married to Cecilia Morel Montes and has four children: Magdalena, Cecilia, Sebastián and Cristóbal.

On June 2008, Piñera underwent blepharoplasty on both upper and lower eyelids. He justified the operation purely on medical grounds, arguing he was slowly losing his peripheral vision, necessary for piloting aircraft.[1]

[edit] Businesses

Piñera owns 100% of Chilevisión, a Chilean terrestrial television channel broadcasting nationwide; 27% of Lan Airlines (LAN), 13% of Colo-Colo,[2] a football (soccer) club; and has important participation in companies like Quiñenco, Enersis, Soquimich, etc. He is constantly buying and selling shares in the Chilean stock market.

According to Forbes magazine, Piñera is a billionaire (his fortune is estimated at US$1.3 billion). His wealth is attributed in great part to his involvement in the introduction of credit cards to Chile in the late 1970s and his subsequent investments mainly in stock of LAN, a former state-owned company that he bought in 1994, together with the Cueto family.[3]

On July 2007 Piñera was fined approximately US$680,000 by Chile's securities regulator (SVS) for insider trading of LAN Airlines stock in mid-2006. Piñera denied any wrongdoing, and argued that the whole process was part of a political attack to damage his image. He did not appeal arguing that the court process could take years and interfere with his intention to run again for president in late 2009.[4] Later that month he resigned from the boards of LAN and Quintec.[5]

[edit] Political career

Piñera voted "No" in the 1988 plebiscite against Augusto Pinochet. In 1989 he headed the presidential campaign of Hernán Büchi, a former finance minister of the Pinochet government. During the same election process, Piñera was elected as Senator (1990–1998) and soon after joined the center-right National Renewal party. During his term in the senate he was a member of the Senate Finance Committee.

On May 14, 2005 Piñera surprisingly announced his own candidacy for the 2005 presidential election. He described his political philosophy as Christian humanism. If elected, he would have become the first billionaire to hold office as head of state.[6] In the first round of the election, on December 11, he obtained 25.4% of the vote, which placed him in second place. Since no candidate achieved an absolute majority, a runoff election was held on January 15, 2006, between himself and Michelle Bachelet of the governing coalition. Bachelet won the presidency with over 53% of the vote.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
03/12/2018-03/29/2018 Adimark 49.00% ( 1.0) 25.00% ( 11.0) 26.00% ( 12.0)
02/01/2014-02/26/2014 Adimark 50.00% ( 1.0) 36.00% ( 3.0) 14.00% ( 2.0)
01/06/2014-01/27/2014 Adimark 49.00% ( 4.0) 39.00% ( 2.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
12/06/2013-01/02/2014 Adimark 45.00% ( 2.0) 41.00% ( 6.0) 14.00% ( 4.0)
11/05/2013-12/02/2013 Adimark 43.00% ( 3.0) 47.00% ( 4.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
10/04/2013-10/29/2013 Adimark 40.00% ( 3.0) 51.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
09/06/2013-09/30/2013 Adimark 37.00% ( 1.0) 52.00% ( 3.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
08/06/2013-08/31/2013 Adimark 36.00% ( 1.0) 55.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
07/08/2013-08/06/2013 Adimark 37.00% ( 2.0) 53.00% ( 2.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
06/06/2013-06/28/2013 Adimark 39.00% ( 1.0) 51.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
05/06/2013-06/01/2013 Adimark 40.00% ( 6.0) 50.00% ( 6.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
04/03/2013-04/30/2013 Adimark 34.00% ( 4.0) 56.00% ( 2.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
03/06/2013-04/01/2013 Adimark 38.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 3.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
02/04/2013-02/28/2013 Adimark 38.00% ( 6.0) 51.00% ( 6.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
09/04/2012-09/29/2012 Adimark 32.00% ( 4.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 4.0)
08/04/2012-08/31/2012 Adimark 36.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
07/04/2012-07/30/2012 Adimark 36.00% ( 2.0) 56.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
06/04/2012-06/28/2012 Adimark 34.00% ( 1.0) 58.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
05/04/2012-05/30/2012 Adimark 33.00% ( 7.0) 58.00% ( 8.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
04/04/2012-04/28/2012 Adimark 26.00% ( 3.0) 66.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
03/06/2012-03/31/2012 Adimark 29.00% ( 4.0) 64.00% ( 6.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
02/03/2012-02/29/2012 Adimark 33.00% ( 0.0) 58.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
01/06/2012-01/28/2012 Adimark 33.00% ( 1.0) 57.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 4.0)
12/02/2011-12/28/2011 Adimark 34.00% ( 1.0) 60.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
11/04/2011-11/26/2011 Adimark 35.00% ( 4.0) 60.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
10/03/2011-10/29/2011 Adimark 31.00% ( 1.0) 63.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
09/02/2011-09/29/2011 Adimark 30.00% ( 3.0) 63.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
08/03/2011-08/31/2011 Adimark 27.00% ( 3.0) 68.00% ( 6.0) 5.00% ( 3.0)
07/04/2011-07/29/2011 Adimark 30.00% ( 1.0) 62.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
06/06/2011-06/30/2011 Adimark 31.00% ( 5.0) 60.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
05/04/2011-05/30/2011 Adimark 36.00% ( 5.0) 56.00% ( 7.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
04/05/2011-04/30/2011 Adimark 41.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
03/03/2011-03/30/2011 Adimark 42.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
02/03/2011-02/26/2011 Adimark 42.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 3.0) 9.00% ( 4.0)
01/04/2011-01/27/2011 Adimark 41.00% ( 6.0) 46.00% ( 3.0) 13.00% ( 3.0)
12/06/2010-12/30/2010 Adimark 47.00% ( 3.0) 43.00% ( 7.0) 10.00% ( 4.0)
11/03/2010-11/29/2010 Adimark 50.00% ( 13.0) 36.00% ( 10.0) 14.00% ( 3.0)
10/06/2010-10/27/2010 Adimark 63.00% ( 10.0) 26.00% ( 6.0) 11.00% ( 4.0)
09/06/2010-09/29/2010 Adimark 53.00% ( 3.0) 32.00% ( 4.0) 15.00% ( 7.0)
08/05/2010-08/30/2010 Adimark 56.00% ( 3.0) 36.00% ( 6.0) 8.00% ( 9.0)
06/17/2010-07/13/2010 Centro de Estudios Publicos 45.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)
06/17/2010-07/13/2010 Centro de Estudios Publicos 45.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)
05/24/2010-06/06/2010 CERC 54.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
05/07/2010-05/26/2010 Adimark 53.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor

DISCUSSION
Importance? 10.00000 Average

FAMILY
Father José Piñera Carvallo 1917-1991
Brother José Piñera Echenique 1948-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  12/17/2017 Chile President - Runoff Won 54.58% (+9.15%)
  11/19/2017 Chile President Won 36.64% (+13.95%)
  07/02/2017 Chile President - Chile Vamos Primary Won 58.35% (+32.10%)
  01/17/2010 Chile President Won 51.61% (+3.21%)
  12/13/2009 Chile President - Initial Election Won 44.04% (+14.41%)
  01/15/2006 Chile President Lost 46.50% (-6.99%)
  12/11/2005 Chile President - Initial Election Won 25.41% (+0.00%)
  12/14/1989 CHI Senate - Santiago Oriente Won 22.77% (+0.00%)
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