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# 652 Nicoletta Zampillo 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 6/14/2024
-$146.7M (-3.07%)

# 652 Nicoletta Zampillo 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 6/14/2024
-$146.7M (-3.07%)
OccupationPartial Owner, Luxottica
Source of WealthEyeglasses
ResidenceMonaco, Monaco
Marital StatusWidowed
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$3.18B
Nicoletta Zampillo
Nicoletta Zampillo
Net worth: $4.78B

Self-Made Score 



Nicoletta Zampillo, widow of Leonardo Del Vecchio, inherited a 12.5% stake in Delfin, Del Vecchio's holding company, after his passing.
She shares this inheritance with her two children and five stepchildren.
Zampillo's wealth stems primarily from her stake in Delfin, which owns significant shares in EssilorLuxottica, Generali, Mediobanca, UniCredit, and Covivio.
Both Zampillo and Del Vecchio married each other twice, initially in 1997 and then in 2010, blending their families which included children from previous marriages.
Her children, Rocco Basilico and Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio, are involved in EssilorLuxottica, contributing to the family's business legacy.

Early Life and Family

Nicoletta Zampillo married Paolo Basilico and had a son named Rocco Basilico with him.
Zampillo later married Leonardo Del Vecchio in 1997, who already had children from a previous marriage.
Zampillo and Del Vecchio divorced and then remarried in 2010.
This union blended their families, bringing together children from both their previous marriages.
Zampillo's children, Rocco Basilico and Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio, are actively involved in the operations of EssilorLuxottica.

Career and Business Involvement

Zampillo's primary business involvement is through her ownership stake in Delfin.
Delfin, the holding company, has significant investments in EssilorLuxottica, Generali, Mediobanca, UniCredit, and Covivio.
She has indirect influence over EssilorLuxottica, the world's largest eyewear company, through Delfin's holdings.
Her children, Rocco Basilico and Leonardo Maria Del Vecchio, are actively engaged in the operations of EssilorLuxottica, contributing to the family's business interests.
Zampillo's financial success is closely tied to the performance of companies within Delfin's investment portfolio.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Nicoletta Zampillo?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 43.94% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Nicoletta Zampillo's net worth of $4.78B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 43.45% compared to 12.43% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Nicoletta Zampillo is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Nicoletta Zampillo, Eyeglasses is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey