Gianluca Vacchi is a well-known Italian businessman, writer, DJ and social media star. He is famous for the extravagant lifestyle he shares on the internet with his luxury cars, jets and yachts. He has been called by some the most interesting man in the world. As of 2022, Gianluca Vacchi has an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Vacchi was born on August 5, 1967 in the northern Italian city of Bologna. His father, Marco Vacchi, was chairman of the Bank of Bologna and later the owner of IMA, an international company.
He studied economics at the University of Bologna, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree. He joined the family business at the age of 25. He and his cousin Alberto eventually helped the company go public and they still own a significant part of the company.
He reportedly owns about half of the company, directly or not. Alberto is CEO of IMA while Gianluca remains on the board. His father is its honorary chairman.
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Aside from IMA, Gianluca had other avenues to build a significant fortune. His main interest was the stock market. He has long been involved in the buying and selling of numerous securities.
He honed his talents dealing with many components of the corporate sector. As a result, he rose to become President of Societa Europea Autocaravan (SEA).
The already accomplished man founded ToyWatch, a company for designer watches, in 2006. It grew rapidly in its first year before being sold. His last business was Last Minute Tour, a travel and tourism company, which he also sold when things were going well.
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At the age of 45 he left the corporate industry to enjoy life. In 2013 he decided to become a DJ and has performed with numerous artists and stars around the world.
This became the foundation of his social media success. He started posting on Instagram in May 2013 and has since used his platform to flaunt his lavish lifestyle.
After sharing a video of him dancing with model Giorgia Gabriele, he became a viral phenomenon. He also wrote his biography and debut book #Enjoy to increase his fame. Vacchi now has 22.1 million followers.
The entrepreneur-turned-musician was once engaged to Melissa Satta, but the romance dissolved after a while. Vacchi and Giorgia Gabriele, the woman in his first viral video, started dating after three years of friendship. They married in 2014 but separated 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 started seeing each other in 2018 and had a baby in 2020, a girl named Blu Jerusalem Vacchi. Currently the couple engaged.
However, the 54-year-old’s financial and personal life hasn’t always been smooth sailing. In 2017, Banks confiscated his belongings, including several houses, because he was £9.5million in debt.