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The Ground-Breaker


He was inspired to play golf at Harvard after seeing love story, built two billion-dollar companies and designed and created acclaimed hotels in Uruguay. Oh, and his vineyard in chile won best winery experience on the planet. Meet the "Most interesting man in the world", Monaco's Alexander Vik.  ALEXANDER VIK earned his first real estate commission at age thirteen. “When my…

THE MUSIC MAN

The Music Man


Article first published in Forbes Monaco March/April 2021 issue. He brought the Cadillac and slot machines to the Soviet Union and cofounded Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods to sell juice in Russia. The company was eventually bought out by PepsiCo making David Yakobachvili a billionaire. Now for his crescendo, the Monaco resident and musical instrument collector is about to open a local museum. One…

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Already Struggling, Trump’s European Properties Lost More Than 60% Of Revenue Last Year


Donald Trump’s golf resorts in Europe have been struggling for years, racking up about $90 million in losses by the end of 2019. But they’ve never had a year quite like 2020. As the pandemic swirled around the globe, revenues dropped at least 63% at the three properties, according to an analysis of Trump’s latest financial disclosure report. Sales…

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A Real Name Changer

A Real Name Changer

Article first published in Forbes Monaco June/July 2020 issue. Kory Tarpenning has spent his entire life setting the bar higher, literally. The former U.S. Olympic pole vaulter is now redefining luxury franchising in Monaco with mega brands…


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Jerome Solamito

The Brew Master

Jerome Solamito is part of a new generation of Monegasques who believes in the commodity market. And he is betting big on coffee. Back in 2018, Monegasque Jerome Solamito, along with a few friends, cofounded Jorgensen Foods, a pure-play…


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Selim Fendi

Going For Gold

Selim Fendi gets energized from Monaco's first refinery. Say what you like, but there’s something about the age-old allure of gold that never dies. Long before we crowned our heroes with Oscars, Grammys or Olympic medals, the Egyptians…


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Helene Guillaume WILD.AI

Into The Wild

FemTech apps tracks women’s fitness all the way to a $50 billion industry. Running a startup is like getting fired a few times a day", says the CEO of WILD.AI, Hélène Guillaume. “Between investors who pull out…


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In His Shoes

In His Shoes

His father dressed the feet of Marilyn Monroe. His mom grew the Salvatore Ferragamo business from 800 pairs of shoes a month to 60,000. And while he stays busy as Director of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., Leonardo Ferragamo most enjoys his time…


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Technion Comes To Monaco

Technion Comes To Monaco

Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology founded in 1912, now has an association to Monaco. The public research university has nominated Irina Alekseeva-Laïk as the first representative of Technion in Monaco. “I’m delighted…


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Daniel Ricciardo

All Ale To The Winning Formula!

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo taps into the largest craft brewery on the coast. For over fifty years, drivers have triumphantly sprayed champagne on the F1 podium. Swiss racer Jo Siffert can be credited with the ritual when, at the 1966 Le Mans…


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Irina

Better Than Grandma’s Chicken Soup

How one Monaco resident is steeping into a $7 billion protein market one cup at a time. THE VITAMINS AND NUTRITIONAL supplements market in the U.S. is expected to top $39.3 billion this year, reaching $50 billion by 2022. Where there is…


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Monaco Entrepreneurial Women 2019

Monaco Entrepreneurial Women 2019

THE STATE OF WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES REPORT 2018 CLAIMS THE NUMBER OF WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE U.S. HAS INCREASED NEARLY 3,000% SINCE 1972 AND WOMEN NOW MAKE UP 40% OF THE COUNTRY’S NEW ENTREPRENEURS. MONACO’S NETWORK OF FEMALE…


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Giovanni Ferrero

All You Can Eat

After inheriting his family's $13 billion candy empire in 2015, Giovanni Ferrero vowed to supersize it at any cost. He devoured iconic brands like Red Hots, Butterfinger, Babyruth and Nestlé Crunch,…


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The Swedish Model

The Swedish Model

The Redeemer

The Redeemer

Billionaire Philip Green Continues To Fight As His Arcadia Retail Empire Denies Reports Of Imminent Collapse

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PEE PAL

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