Gianluca Vacchi is an Italian businessman, writer, DJ and social media celebrity. He is famous for the extravagant lifestyle he shares on the internet with his luxury cars, jets, and yachts. Vacchi has been dubbed by some as the world’s most interesting man. As of 2023, Gianluca Vacchi has an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Vacchi was born on August 5, 1967 in Bologna, northern Italy. His father, Marco Vacchi, was the chairman of the Bank of Bologna and owned IMA, an multinational firm that manufactures packaging machinery for cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and coffee industries.
He studied Economics and Business at the University of Bologna, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He joined the family business at the age of 25. Gianluca and his cousin, Alberto, ultimately helped IMA go public, and they still own a significant portion of the company.
Reports say that he owns around half of the company, directly or not. Alberto is the CEO of IMA, while Gianluca remains on the board of directors and his father is the honorary chairman. Currently, IMA is valued at around $3.5 billion and the group employs over 6,000 people.
Aside from IMA, Gianluca had other ways of building a significant fortune. His principal interest was in the stock market. He participated in the purchasing and selling of numerous securities for a long time.
He honed his talents in dealing with many components of the business sector. Consequently, he rose to the position of President of Societa Europea Autocaravan (SEA).
The serial entrepreneur founded ToyWatch, a designer watch company, in 2006. It grew rapidly in its first year before being sold. His last business was Last Minute Tour, a travel and tourism firm that he also sold when it was doing well.
When he was 45 years old, he left the corporate industry to enjoy life. In 2013, he decided to become a DJ and has performed with numerous artists and stars all over the world. This became the foundation of his social media success. He started posting on Instagram in May 2013 and has since used the platform to flaunt his opulent lifestyle.
After sharing a video dancing with model Giorgia Gabriele, he became a viral phenomenon. He also authored his biography and debut book #Enjoy to add to his fame. Vacchi now has 22.5 million followers.
The entrepreneur turned musician was once engaged to Melissa Satta, but the romance fizzled out overtime. Vacchi and Giorgia Gabriele, the woman in his first viral video, began dating after three years of friendship. They married in 2014 but split up three years later. Next the playboy dated Ariadna Gutiérrez, a Colombian model.
Gianluca Vacchi is dating Sharon Fonseca, a supermodel and reporter from Venezuela who is 30 years younger than Vacchi. They began seeing each other in 2018, and had a baby together in 2020, a girl named Blu Jerusalem Vacchi. Currently the couple are engaged.
However, the 55-year-old’s financial and personal life wasn’t always smooth sailing. Back in 2017, banks seized his possessions, including multiple properties and a yacht to repay a €10.5 million debt.