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Greek founder Sotirio Voulgaris (1857-1932) used his surname when he created Bvlgari. Originally his shop was only located in his home village of Paramythia, Greece, but he opened up his second store in Rome, Italy, in 1881. Sotirio's two sons, Costantino and Giorgio, helped cement Bvlgari as one of the premier luxury jewelry and watch companies in the world.
Costantino Bulgari hid three Jewish women in his home with the aid of his Laura. The couple did not know these three women but took them in for their disgust over the October 1943 raid of the Roman ghetto. The "Righteous among the Nations" award was given to them on December 31, 2003 for their actions.
LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA) purchased 50.4 percent of Bvlgari for $6.01 billion. Bvlgari has a diverse portfolio of business' which include jewelry, watches, hotels and resorts, and spas to name a few.
Bvlgari Time SA produces the line of Bvlgari watches. The company was founded in 1980 and is roughly 29% of the Bvlgari empires total turnover.