Gianluigi Aponte is the richest person in Switzerland

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Intelligent, practical, humble, but above all, wealthy. As of February 13, 2024, Gianluigi Aponte holds the title of the wealthiest person in Switzerland, boasting an estimated net worth of 29.3 billion dollars. His wealth stems from his significant involvement in the shipping industry.

Gianluigi and his wife, Rafaela Aponte – Diamant, each own a 50 percent stake in MSC, which happens to be the world’s largest shipping line. Their journey began when they met on the Italian island of Capri in the 1960s, and together, they entered the shipping industry in 1970 by purchasing a ship with a 200,000 dollarsi loan.

MSC’s operations extend beyond shipping to include holiday cruises (MSC Cruises), inland logistics (Medlog), and port operations (Terminal Investment Limited). While Gianluigi serves as MSC’s executive chairman, Rafaela is responsible for decorating ships for MSC Cruises, and their son, Diego, holds the position of MSC’s president. (Redazione)

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