|Capital:||€ 22 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of wealth:||Entrepreneurs|
Robert Geiss is a television actor and versatile entrepreneur from Germany. He has been married to his wife Carmen since 1994. Together they have two daughters. The family’s main residence is in Monaco.
Robert Geiss was born in Cologne on January 29, 1964. He also grew up in the cathedral city. His parents are Reinhold and Margret Geiss. Robert has a brother named Michael, who is two years younger. His father was a fair outfitter. Robert Geiss, who developed a penchant for making money early on, ended his school career with a high school diploma. Immediately after finishing school, he entered the family business.
Together with his brother Michael, Robert founded the “Uncle Sam” brand in 1986. “Uncle Sam” is a sportswear company, with the name associated with the American lifestyle. In 1994 Robert Geiss married his girlfriend Carmen Schulz, who worked as a fitness trainer. After great success with “Uncle Sam”, Robert and Michael sold their company in 1995. In 2004, the company was bought back by Michael Geiss, who became managing director again. In 2011, the filming of the television show “The Geissens – A terribly glamorous family” began. The program, which is broadcast by the TV station RTL 2, suggests documenting the extravagant life and travels of Robert, Carmen and the two daughters Davina Shakira and Shania Tyra. Robert is now also a producer of the television program. The company Geiss TV was founded in 2015 for this. At the beginning of 2013, Robert made a return to the fashion business by creating the Roberto Geissini brand. With the purchase, repair and resale of high-quality real estate and with a hotel near Saint Tropez that has been in existence since 2015, further sources of income opened up for Robert Geiss. He and his wife also acted as advertising media and made profits by selling an autobiography that was published in 2013 with the support of ghostwriter Andreas Hock.
Robert Geiss has had great economic success with his clothing companies as well as with his other projects such as real estate trading and his hotel complex. He became best known for his television series. The audience response is still unbroken. The audience rating for people between 14 and 49 is over eight percent. This means that over 1.2 million television viewers (including over 700,000 of the advertising-relevant target group) regularly watch the program. Robert Geiss receives 2.5 million euros from RTL 2 for each season.
“I was finished with training and earning money when others finished my studies. When I was 29 I closed the sack, went to Monaco and bought a hammock. ” “Learning by do it, that’s how I’ve actually done it in my whole life. I wasn’t a designer and I still can’t sew today. A maximum of one button and if I sew it on, it will go off after two hours at the latest. That’s why I’m married now. ” “Shopping is not a disease, but a genetic defect that every woman has.” “If you don’t do your homework, you don’t go jet skiing.” “My wife is responsible for the housework. Otherwise I wouldn’t have had to marry her. ”
Robert Geiss is considered very hardworking. He started working very early and was never on the rotten skin. He is not a person who thinks for a long time. Instead, he acts intuitively and acquires knowledge and skills through his actions. For Robert, the pursuit of material things is anything but reprehensible. Nevertheless, the family has the highest priority for him. He owes part of his success as a television producer and actor to the fact that he has a special feel for what is well received by a certain part of the television audience. He also knows how to skilfully mark the limits of good taste with his statements.