Robert, 57, and Carmen Gess, 56, commute between Saint Tropez, Monaco and Miami, leaving nothing to be desired. The two have documented their lavish lives since 2011 on the RTL2 reality show that bears their name. Despite the seemingly flawless life, there is one point that is not easy for Geissens. It’s hard to make real friends with so much money in your bank account.
“We’ve already been through a few times with bad guys who stole our money in the truest sense of the word,” Robert Jess explains in an interview with RTL. “And even with the best of friends. They can steal the best, these are the people you trust the most.”
‘They’re looting your account’
The procedure is similar to many. “You build trust over the years. And at some point they will be said to have found a good deal and will rob your account,” says Jess. “There are many rich people who have gone through the same experience.” And that many times. The more money you get, the more it will happen to you.
At the age of twenty, Robert Jess founded the sportswear company “Uncle Sam”, which he sold ten years later for the equivalent of about 39 million euros. Geissens net worth is estimated today at CHF 32 million. The company that produces their show is owned by the same television family, and according to “Welt”, the family will receive about 2.7 million francs per season from the television station.
He’s already thinking of a bigger yacht
Robert Jess does not want to think about giving up his ostentatious lifestyle, on the contrary. In the TV report, he immediately thinks about the investments he wants to make next. “People struggle to get more and more in life,” he explains. “There are no upper limits, the boats are getting bigger and bigger. You always get a new nose somewhere, maybe you need a bigger yacht again.”
What lessons did Robert Jess draw from his bad experiences? He and his family have distanced themselves from others and become more cautious. Perhaps that is why we always say that the rich are so arrogant. Because you’ve had experiences with bad people.” (IMH)
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