Gianluca Vacchi DOES look hot in his white speedo, –our James St. James just posted new pics yesterday– but these days is that all he’s got? His yacht and several properties were just seized by creditors and now his lavish lifestyle, which he flaunts on Instagram to his 11 million+ followers, is being mercilessly parodied on the internet.
The tattooed, body-building heir to an industrial empire fills his social media with a seemingly cash-rich, work-free existence who’s dedicated pursuit of pleasure had Twitter users posting pictures of themselves posing, Vacchi-style in front of plastic paddling pools and pedalos. Meanwhile, a Facebook page called
“Find Gianluca Vacchi a Job”
has already amassed a good-sized following making fun of Vacchi who has had several of his villas seized by banks demanding repayment of debts of nearly $12 million. His stake in a golf course near Bologna has also been confiscated pending an arrangement with creditors who fear other debts may have been hidden.
With his penchants for exotic locales, classic cars and a private jet, #Enjoy was his online catchphrase and the title of a self-congratulatory book where he recounts after 20 years of hard work in the family business, he decided to give it all up.
So, instead he chose to cavort pool-side with his current girlfriend, former Miss Columbia, Ariadna Gutierrez (above).
“It is just a little debt.”
Set against the value of the family business, IMA, a conglomerate with interests in packaging and pharmaceuticals, it’s no biggie. Vacchi’s stake reportedly generates dividends of nearly $6 million a year, which still may not have been enough to sustain his extravagant lifestyle.
An appeal for funds to help pay off Vacchi’s has not done so well: by Friday it only attracted pledges of about $6. As of a few days ago, his Instagram account shows him flying on his private plane, so don’t feel too sorry for him. (Google “Gianluca Vacchi” image, and you might even be a little jealous…)
(Photos, Instgram; via The Daily Mail)