Gianluca Vacchi is an Italian businessman, author, and online personality. He has an interesting set of events in his life.

His net worth is unbelievably assimilated to be somewhere around $450 million. His annual income is around $20 million.

Early Life

Gianluca Vacchi was born in Bologna, Italy to the rich Vacchi family on August 5th 1967. He had strong connections and possessions, right from his childhood. Vacchi’s father owned a multinational business named Industria Macchine Automatiche S.P.A that manufactured vehicles, pharmaceuticals, and food products.

Vacchi has received his education from the best of schools and institutes. He attended the Studiorum University of Bologna and obtained a degree in business and economics. Not much about the wealth or personal life is available about the Vacchi family.


Gianluca Vacchi became a part of IMA’s board of directors in the latter half of the nineties. During the early years of 2000, he has enough capital of his own which he invested in buying companies. One such acquirement was ToyWatch Company in 2006, which manufactured designer and chic plastic watches, the other company he bought was Last Minute Tours Co. ToyWatch featured on Oprah’s Favourite things, but the company was soon sold off to Hirsch in 2013. This profited him vastly and boosted his net worth.

The sale of his second company, Last Minute Tours was a decision that he likely regrets. He auctioned off the company to Calisto Tanzi of Parmalat Company. Parmalat is a famous Italian conglomerate who is involved in the selling of products and services of varied range. During this transition of power, Tanzi was involved in disreputable deals that caused the economic institutions to bust them out. There was a complication involving $20 billion fraud for which Tanzi was sentenced to three and half years in prison. Gianluca Vacchi was also sentenced to the same sentence because of his unknowing involvement and bankruptcy.

After this tough period, which still irks the question of Vacchi’s wealthy possessions, he hit them again and grabbed the limelight with the new venture in collaboration with Lapo Elkann. He worked in the co-branding of designer and select sunglasses and watches. This range was for the Unique Edition and manufactured a total of 1007 copies of the product. At present, he takes the position of Societa Europea Autocaravan’s (SEA) President.

Social media has also played a major role in Gianluca Vacchi’s fame and popularity. He has gained online popularity with his lavish Instagram account. With millions of followers, he is a man who loves to live life king-size. His social account on Instagram shows his love for cars and luxurious holiday spot and breathtaking locations. Luxury yachts, expensive automobiles are the common factors and attraction of his online presence. Vacchi enjoys every day as last and leads an extravagant and rather careless life with the bulk of money and women. His carefree and extravagant life includes interesting verticals which involve being in close touch with celebrities, football, and television. He turns heads of the media with the range of his wealth, and he is quite into the hot talks of the town.

He is close friends with Zac Efron (actor) and many other famous names of tinsel town. He shows off his lavish life quite nicely on his YouTube account as well. He with scantily clad models, dancing with them and showing off is the themes of his many upload and posts. He is well into promotions and endorsements of various brands through his social and online fame and personality.

With all his endeavors, the source of Gianluca Vacchi’s wealth is quite suspicious. Apart from his family wealth, bankruptcy has caused him quite a trouble. The source of the big bucks for such extravagant lifestyle has drawn suspicious stares.

Personal Life

In 2007, a dancing video went viral of Vacchi dancing with a model named Giorgia Gabriele. Since the beginning of summer of the same year, we can trace her presence in most of Gianluca Vacchi’s online uploads. Even though Vacchi is constantly linked, romantically, with various women, he is happily married to Giorgia Gabriele.

He is often termed as ‘Grandpa Playboy’ due to his flings and affairs. The fifty-year-old has quite a charm with his chiseled body and sharp features. He also has his own blog named GVLifestyle which is another source of all the news that we receive from him.

He used to be engaged to Melissa Satta, but the pair broke off before his courtship and eventual marriage to Gabriele.

Vacchi is childless according to various sources. Vacchi keeps a keen interest in tattoos and has his whole body etched in inks of various texts, symbols, and signs. He is a big fitness enthusiast who likes to influence others with his fitness regime and also religiously uploads his work-out sessions on YouTube.

Recently, Vacchi suffered from serious health issues which started with a severe fever, and he was taken straight to the hospital. The doctors discovered a terrible swelling near the groin area. A small wound resultant of forceful removal of ingrown hair resulted in Streptococcus and a flesh-eating bacteria; Necrotizing fasciitis started developing on the wound. This led him to have a defective immune system. This incident is one of the reasons of his exuberant and off-the-edge lifestyle.

Quick Summary

Name: Gianluca Vacchi

Date of Birth: August 5th, 1967

Birth Place: Bologna, Italy

Age: 50 years

Profession: Businessperson, Author

Height: 1.73 m

Weight: 75 kg

Net worth: $450 million