Instagram Star Gianluca Vacchi talks with Notable Life about his luxurious lifestyle brand,retirement and DJ life.
The 50-year-old millionaire enjoys a luxurious life full of yachts, private jets, adrenaline fixes, celebrity friends and beautiful women – and documents it all on Instagram for his 11.2 million followers. In addition to lounging in designer silk pyjamas and performing no shortage of stunts (like standing on the seat of his moving Harley Davidson), Vacchi has a soft spot for posting inspirational quotes on social media, complete with the hashtag #gvlifestyle. This “GV Lifestyle” has grown tremendously and even brought forth a book, Enjoy.
The easy-on-the-eyes – and heavily tattooed – Bologna, Italy native is heir to the IMA group, a company that specializes in industrial packaging and pharmacy. He also serves as a president at manufacturing company SEA Societe Europea Autocaravan and was part owner of luxury watch company ToyWatch. But that’s not to say he works too hard – those days are over. Vacchi’s role at IMA Group is a lot more lax in recent years since he stepped away from his management role. “I’ll attend board meetings and check in every 10 to 15 days,” he said of his current involvement with the company.
After clocking in 20 years working at the family business, by 45, Vacchi realized he was in need of a change – a change that would see him essentially retire to “live the dream” full time. It’s this epiphany of his that’s central to his book Enjoy. “This second life is the most beautiful thing a man can have. I have had two lives and it’s unbelievable to me,” said Vacchi. “When I was 45 I realized I had achieved what I wanted; let’s find other ways to spend my time.”
Most recently, Vacchi entered into the world of DJing, a passion-fuelled craft he constantly works on. He has also become known for his now viral dancing videos. “I’ve always loved instruments and music. My grandmother was a piano teacher and I used to play piano,” he said. Starting as a DJ came naturally, even if it happened later on in life. “Reaching your dreams is achievable; but it takes the courage to go after them and you have to not think it’s impossible,” says Vacchi of becoming a DJ. “Some people can’t reach them out of fear. It’s not because I have money that I am a DJ – I had the courage to try. Whenever I can have a new experience, I jump on it.”
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