Man's family has no idea he's a millionaire, he says 'they will disown me if they find out'
A 26-year-old entrepreneur who is a millionaire said that he can't tell his parents about his wealth as they would "disown him".
Giuseppe Fiorentino's parents moved to Switzerland during his childhood from Sicily, where it is believed the mafia originated.
Giuseppe, who is currently based in Zurich, became rich through e-commerce but he hasn't told his family as he believes that they would think that he's a mafia boss.
"To my parents, my wealth is incomprehensible. I can't tell them the truth because they would never understand – they've never heard of reselling goods for profit," he was quoted as saying by Mirror.
He said, "They know me and know that I'm a good human being, but would instantly believe that I was doing some kind of criminal activity. I've got a diamond watch worth £27,000 and I never wear it around them, because to my parents it's a sign that I'm up to no good."
Giuseppe earns £85,000 (Rs 83.69 lakh) a month through his business, 3CC Group AG. He loves high-end cars such as McLaren 570S and Mercedes AMG GLC; designer goods and has spent luxurious holidays in Dubai, South Africa and Egypt.
He said, "I interned at a Swiss bank when I was 16 years old and was offered a job afterward, my parents think I still work there now. I've always wanted to be rich but never knew how to do it I stumbled across e-commerce.
Giuseppe continued, "I started out selling small clothes online but then expanded into bigger goods. When I turned 23 quit my job at the bank and haven’t looked back since."
Giuseppe explained, "Southern Italy is very poor and most of the people with money there are in the Mafia. If you go around flaunting your wealth with designer clothes, luxury watches, and high-end cars, then everyone knows that you're part of a gang."
He added, "Nothing has to be said – it's just a fact. I can't share this side of my life with some of my Italian family members, because I'm scared they'd disown me. No matter how hard I tried to convince them that I am an entrepreneur who has made his money through blood, sweat, and tears, they'd still think I was in the mafia."