Mother: Antoinette (Perrotto) Iacocca
Marriages: Darrien (Earle) Iacocca (1991-1995, divorced); Peggy (Johnson) Iacocca (1986-1987, divorced); Mary (McCleary) Iacocca (1956-1983, her death)
Children: with Mary (McCleary) Iacocca: Kathryn and Lia
Education: Lehigh University, B.S., 1945; Princeton University, M.S., 1946
His parents immigrated to the United States from Italy.
Is credited with saving Chrysler from bankruptcy.
Starred in a series of Chrysler television commercials, making famous the line “If you can find a better car, buy it.”
Serves as chairman of the board of The Iacocca Family Foundation.
1946 – Begins working at Ford Motor Company as an engineer.
1970-1978 – President of Ford Motor Company.
1978 – Is fired as president of Ford by Henry Ford II.
1978 – Is hired by Chrysler Corp.
1979 – Becomes CEO of Chrysler Corp.
1984 – Releases “Iacocca: An Autobiography.”
1992 – Retires from Chrysler.
November 1995 – Iacocca files a lawsuit against Chrysler, accusing the company of illegally preventing him from exercising his stock options.
December 1995 – Chrysler files a lawsuit against Iacocca, claiming he gave confidential information to Kirk Kerkorian, who tried to take over Chrysler.
1996 – Iacocca and Chrysler settle their lawsuits against one another.
2007 – Releases the book “Where Have All the Leaders Gone?,” co-written with Catherine Whitney.