Silvio Scaglia is a Swiss-born media and technology entrepreneur who has a net worth of $1 billion. He is the founder of Babelgum, a free-to-view Internet television platform, and FastWeb, an Italian telecommunications company.
Scaglia has always supported and invested in truly innovative businesses. He has had a successful career in the telecommunications and technology industries. He was a self-made man from the beginning and is also known for being the ex-husband of Julia Haart, a famous actress.
What is Silvio Scaglia’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$1 Billion|
|Date of Birth:||October 14, 1958|
|Country:||United States Of America|
Silvio Scaglia was born on October 14th, 1958 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Scaglia earned a degree in Computer Science and Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, in 1983.
Scaglia began working for Aeritalia Spazio, where he worked on a NASA satellite project. Following that, he worked for three years as a programmer and project manager before joining McKinsey & Company as a consultant and then manager.
Then Scaglia spent a few years at Bain and four years at Piaggio before leaving as Senior Vice President to become CEO of Omnitel. He led the telecom start-up shortly after it received its license and served for four years, until 1999.
- Founded Fastweb, a major telecommunications company in Italy, in 1999
- Under his leadership, Fastweb became one of the largest broadband providers in Italy
- Left Fastweb in 2007 amidst allegations of financial impropriety
- Involved in other business ventures, including Babelgum and the FIMI Opportunity Fund
- Made several large charitable donations to organizations focused on education and health
During this time, Silvio recognized the need for technological expansion and founded e.Biscom. His goal as founder and chairman of the latter was to create a fully integrated telecom network, which he accomplished.
As a result, he was named to Time Magazine’s list of “Most Influential Innovators in New Technology” in 2003. He left this company in 2007, only to found Babelgum, an interactive TV platform that liquidated and closed in 2012.
Around 2010, he acquired the model management agency Elite World Group and later became chairman of La Perla, a well-known luxury clothing brand. After that, he met creative director Julia Haart, which led to a romance.
Then he encouraged his wife to accept the prestigious CEO position at Elite World Group, which they now co-own, after noticing her work ethic and ambition. Scaglia has also been involved in various legal battles over the years, including when he was accused of embezzlement in Fastweb.
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Scaglia first married Monica Aschei and announced his intention to divorce in 2017, which was finalized in 2018. Scaglia has 3 adult children from his first marriage. Scaglia and Julia Haart married in 2019 and, in addition to being life partners, they are also business partners.
The two co-own “Freedom Holding Inc,” a retail brokerage and investment bank, and Silvio Scaglia is also involved in “Elite World Group.” Scaglia has a daughter, whom he frequently features on social media, and a granddaughter is due in 2021.
Scaglia is presently engaged to socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann. Scaglia is known to be a philanthropist and has made several large charitable donations over the years, particularly to organizations focused on education and health.
Silvio Scaglia’s Net Worth In Past Years
|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Billion|
|Net Worth in 2022||$900 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$800 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$700 Million|
|Net Worth in 2019||$600 Million|
Silvio Scaglia’s Biography
|Real Name||Silvio Scaglia|
|Age||64 Years Old|
|Height||In Feet – 5 feet 9 inches|
In Meters – 1.75 m
In Centimeters – 175 cm
|Weight||In Kilograms – 76 Kg|
In Pounds – 167.551 lbs
|Family||Father – N/A|
Mother – N/A
Sisters – N/A
Brothers – N/A
|Wife||Monica Aschei (div. 2018)|
Julia Haart (m. 2019; Sep. 2022)
Michelle-Marie Heinemann (currently engaged)
“There are literally tens of thousands of very good content providers in the world that don’t distribute their content through TV channels.”– Silvio Scaglia
As of 2023, Silvio Scaglia’s net worth is estimated to be $1 billion. He was facing legal issues at the time, accused of being a co-conspirator in a $2.7 billion money laundering and tax evasion scheme with nearly 50 other people.
He not only maintained his innocence but he was acquitted of all charges in 2013, as well as in 2017. His “complete non-involvement in the matter” was declared by the court in Rome. His net worth remains stable at nearly $1 billion, owing primarily to his work and taking on new projects.
He is widely known for founding Fastweb, a major telecommunications company based in Milan, Italy. Despite facing legal challenges in his professional life, Scaglia has continued to pursue new opportunities and investments, cementing his reputation as a savvy and innovative businessman.
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