Gianluca Vacchi is a well-known 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. He’s 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 in the big city of Bologna in northern Italy on August 5, 1967. His father, Marco Vacchi, was the chairman of the Bank of Bologna and afterward the proprietor of IMA, an international corporation.
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. He and his cousin, Alberto, ultimately helped the company 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. His father is their honorary chairman.
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 already accomplished man 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 of him 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 22.1 million followers.
The entrepreneur turned musician was once engaged to Melissa Satta, but the romance dissolved after some time. 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.
Gianluca Vacchi’s current girlfriend is Sharon Fonseca. She is a supermodel and reporter from Venezuela who is 30 years younger than Vacchi. They began seeing each other in 2018, and they had a baby 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 confiscated his possessions, including multiple homes, due to having £9.5 million in debt.