Italian physicist and businessman Benedetto Vigna. At the moment, he leads Ferrari as its CEO. On April 10, 1969, Benedetto Vigna was born in Potenza, Italy.

His LinkedIn Profile is Banedetto Vigna.

Benedetto Vigna
Source: LinkedIn

Quick Info 

REAL NAMEBenedetto Vigna
DATE OF BIRTHApril 10, 1969
BIRTHPLACEPotenza, Italy
PROFESSIONBusiness executive, Physicist
NET WORTH$4.6 Billion
HEIGHT5 Feet 10 Inches

Early Life

He was born in Potenza, Basilicata, and spent his childhood in the nearby town of Pietrapertosa.

After completing his physics degree at the University of Pisa in 1993, he joined STMicroelectronics in 1995, where he played a key role in the development of microelectromechanical systems.

Net Worth

Benedetto Vigna has a net worth of 4.6 billion dollars. Vigna amassed his massive wealth through a successful businessman career. His ownership of more than 200 patent rights has also helped him earn a huge fortune.


Benedetto Vigna is a renowned pioneer in the field of consumer micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). A major force behind the development of the minuscule sensors and also actuators that have completely transformed the portable electronics market. In addition, more than 170 patents about MEMS technology have been made possible by Dr. Vigna’s pioneering work on accelerometers and gyroscopes. Dr. Vigna began working at STMicroelectronics’ R&D Labs in 1995.

Benedetto Vigna
Source: Yahoo Finance

What’s more, Benedetto spearheaded the company’s MEMS efforts and developed ground-breaking MEMS products that revolutionized computer gaming. Eventually, opened the door for smartphones, tablets, and other new industries. That depends on compact, reasonably priced, and user-friendly sensing. In 2007, IEEE Spectrum dubbed Dr. Vigna “The Man Behind the Chip Behind the Wii.” He and his MEMS team swiftly made STMicroelectronics a pioneer in consumer MEMS technology.

More On His Career

Dr. Vigna, an IEEE member, held the positions of general manager and executive vice president of STMicroelectronics’ Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2020, this was STM’s biggest and most lucrative business venture. Vigna played a key role in turning STMicroelectronics into a top-tier technology supplier for major tech firms like Apple. His unit created and supplied the gyroscopic MEMS sensors that became a part of the Nintendo Wii‘s controller. This drove the unique user experience that allowed it to outsell the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. And eventually, become the fastest-selling game console. Eventually, he even contributed to the development of technology crucial to the Wii’s success.

Furthermore, Vigna contributed to the development of technology at STMicroelectronics that made modern car systems like ADAS possible. Automotive navigation systems have also started to be equipped with Vigna’s gyroscope technology. Which gives the system the ability to sense the direction of the vehicle and see space in three dimensions. This is how a map determines whether or not a car is turning. 

The New CEO of Ferrari: Benedetto Vigna

Benedetto Vigna
Source: Autoevolution

After nearly two and a half years in the position, former Chief Executive Louis Camilleri retired in December, citing personal reasons. Vigna’s hiring filled the six-month vacancy at the top of the luxury automaker Ferrari.

One of the biggest appointments from the digital sector to date at a well-known automaker is Vigna. Whose hiring demonstrates how swiftly the changes in the industry are materializing. Vigna was a pioneer at STMicro, helping to pioneer screen-sensor technology for the iPhone 4. Which is currently used in smartphones and car navigation systems all over the world.

September saw Vigna join Ferrari. He took over as CEO from Ferrari’s chairman John Elkann, who had been acting as an interim CEO since Louis Camilleri abruptly quit in December. Vigna took over an automaker that has been hesitant to switch to electric vehicles, a decision made more difficult by stricter emissions laws.

Ferrari and its distinctive story of passion and performance will be further strengthened by Vigna’s “deep understanding of the technologies driving much of the change in our industry, and his proven innovation, business-building, and leadership skills,” according to a statement from Elkann.

People also search for:

  1. George Russell
  2. Nicole Scherzinger
  3. Ian Somerhalder