Today we are interviewing Cindy Cowan @cindycowan1000 on instagram – recognized as powerhouse in Hollywood, award winning producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, finding joy in helping others.  
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Question: What is your favorite documentary or movie?
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Cindy: Schindler’s List. I loved the way this was told, by Steven Spielberg ,the cinematic photography was also perfect…Who could forget the black and white turning to color of the small child in Red. It made me learn, it made me care and it made me cry. This was a perfect film. Close second…Life is Beautiful, Shawshank Redemption.
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Question: What have you created that you are most proud of?
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Cindy: I am proud of every movie that I have made…but my favorite film was Very Bad things.
This started Peter Bergs’ career and was the film that the Hangover and others were based on.
I also got to work with Jon Favreau as an actor, before he became a huge director.
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Question: What’s the best and worst thing about getting older?
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Cindy: I’ll start with the bad…you just don’t recover as quickly. No matter how good of shape you are in, you tend to slow down a bit. 
But the good out ways the bad, you gain confidence, knowledge, and an appreciation of life. A sense of gratitude for all you have accomplished and experienced. That is something you can’t teach, you have to live.
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Question: When do you feel truly “alive”?
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Cindy: When I travel…I love experiencing other cultures and countries. 
Last year I started the year in Africa, went to Israel for my birthday and ended the year in Bali. It was amazing!
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Question: What are you most likely to become famous for?
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Cindy: My career in Hollywood as already made me quite well known.
Different people know me for different films as well as a production , finance and distribution company that I started way back,when there weren’t that many females doing what I was.
But I would love to be remembered for doing something great to help others. I definitely want to leave my footprint on this planet.
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Question: What is the worst advice you see or hear given in your trade or area of expertise?
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Cindy: Since I am in film..I will talk about this.
I hate when people say they are going to finance a slate of films that they already have because someone told them to spread out their risk…If those projects are sitting there for years waiting for funding of an entire slate, they probably aren’t very good or they would already be set up. If anything announce the fund, then pick projects going forward.
Also…when someone tells me they put in $1 to 2 million dollars into a small film, and paid for the entire budget to get their feet wet in the industry, I feel bad for them.
They have been given bad advice. They could have put the same amount of money as the equity portion of  a film worth $6 to 8 million, had better cast and a better promise of a return.
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Question: What is your motto for life?

Cindy: my instagram says Positive Vibes Only. It’s how I try to live my life.

Today we are interviewing the legendary Susu @susu on Instagram – the 28 year old CEO known as the founder of flexing on Instagram, and a big watch collector. 

Question: What was the biggest struggle when being a young CEO?

Susu: Stepping into CEO you think you know it all including your own business, company and finding out there’s still so much more than that. You come to find out you learn something new everyday about your company and business. Having to adapt and know when to sit down and listen and learn.

Question: How was your childhood? What would you say to your teenage self?

Susu: My childhood was great I was in a well brought up family the only issue was school I didn’t like it at all till later on as I got older, I figured how important school really is. I’d probably tell my teenage self to listen more and to slow down. I was at the clubs when I was 15.

When I was elementary all the way up to 8th grade I didn’t have friends I was the kid that I thought I had friends but I didn’t the friends I thought were my friends would never invite me nowhere. I do not know if it was a issue because they were jealous of what I had or something… But As I grew older by the time I was 22 I had more money in watches then all there parents put together, which sounds really of an asshole for me to say that, but I truly hate people like that. I actually never spoke to none of them after I left that school at 8th grade. I actually never even saw them but later on heard around they would tell everyone they knew me and were close friends of mine. 

I remember and it’s crazy to think how cruel and sad that feeling is and what that does to you. Some people are strong and others get hit with depression,etc.

So I’d like to make an emphasis on those kids out there that are suffering from being bullied or from depression or just sad everyday because they go to school with no friends and they get picked on or talked about that you have to be strong because you will get over it and in due time you will find true friends brothers and sisters who will have your back and people who you will make lots of money with and people who at the end of the day will always know how to put a smile on your face, so be strong, keep moving forward and remember the best form of revenge is success. 

Question: When did start your passion for watches? What is your grail watch?

Susu: I remember being really young and my dad always wearing different watches,because he had a passion for them, then later on when I turned 12 he bought me a TAG heuer because he pushed me hard enough, telling me if I pushed myself in school and got focused, he would give me a surprise watch. As soon as I put it on my wrist it was game over. My grail watch would be, I actually have two , the Patek 1952 heures universelles ref 2523 because I’ve always been a fan of the world time.

Second would be the Paul Newman daytona,of course, because my most favorite watch ever is the Rolex Daytona, I just love that watch.

Question: What’s the most ridiculous thing you have bought?

Susu: The most ridiculous thing I ever bought was maybe my first Bugatti or when I rented a 250 ft yacht in the French Riviera for a week.

Question: What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important?

Susu: The most important thing for me right now is my family well being which is my father mother sister and grandmother and that’s it. I’ve also gotten really really close to God these last years. That’s also something very important to me in every aspect of my life. And the least important would be that I’ve learned to let go of things and also people. I’ve learned to let go toxic anything in general.

 

Question: What are you most likely to become famous for?

Susu: I never wanted to be famous. If I wanted to, I could´ve done it a few years ago when I used to really really hang with the biggest celebrities. People like Chris Brown, ASAP Rocky, etc..Big names like, that´s always offered me hooks, verses if I ever wanted to make for nothing, but that was not my goal. I love the business I´m in and that’s what I want to do. I genuinely believe I started the really really big flex in the clubs with cars and girls and high bottle tabs. I have been doing this stunt thing since 10 years ago. I have been doing the 2 Rolls Royce and a Escalate back to back pulling up to the club like that.  My life has already been like a rappers or ballers life. I know there is people like Mike Tyson who would go crazy on shopping sprees or clubs or Diddy but let’s cut the shit half of the shit they say it’s fake or free at the end of the day because they are entertainers. I believe I really topped the stunt on another level.

Question: What is your motto for life?

Susu: My motto for life is simply God and faith. I literally pray every day whether it’s the first thing I do when I wake up or when I fall asleep or throughout the day. I really just leave it all up to him and really think through every decision l make. Besides that , it is loyalty and I’m really big on that. I’ve been through so much that loyalty is really important to me. I don’t give a shit about love,money or anything… I look at my life and see where I stand and everything I do from where I sit is just a plus. 

I´ll take loyalty over love any day. 

Today we are interviewing the famous Slim Stunta @thestuntlifestyle on Instagram, Viral star and Atlanta rapper – known for his Lavish lifestyle & the gold cars. 

Question: What was the craziest reaction when someone saw your gold cars?

Stunta: That’s a hard one. I get so many (laughs). Once, a police officer pulled me over just to look at the car up close he said. Or the time a girl tried to flag me down while driving on the expressway and pulled up her bra and flashed me. (laughs)

Question: What is luxury to you?

Stunta: Luxury to me is Gold! I love gold, it’s like royalty. 

Question: What are you most likely to become famous for?

Stunta: I’d rather be rich than famous… But I love making music and entertaining.

Question:  How is a day well spent to you?

Stunta: A day well spent is a day that I can accomplish some goals. I like seeing stuff get done. And after that, getting to relax and chill.

Question: How was your childhood like?

Stunta: My childhood was fast. As a kid I moved around and saw a lot. I was exposed to many different types of people. I think that helped me become who I am. 

Question: Being a millionaire, is it hard to get real friendships? How do you deal with fake people?

Stunta: It’s hard to find true friends. Everybody is a secret hater or just want something from you. The best way to deal with it is when they expose themselves cut them off! 

Question: What is your motto for life?

Stunt: My motto is to Live life to the fullest , love life and trust the process. Don’t take anything or anyone for granted, cherish your family and friends and love God. 

Today we are interviewing Miggados @miggados on Instagram, known as the Europe Plug- CEO of @bosslifemrktnghe -P.R. & Celebrities Agency 

 Question:  How was your childhood? What would you say to your teenage self?

Miggados: My childhood was hard, grew up poor, but at the same time my parents made sure that we always had something on the table, even if it wasn’t the most fancy meal. What I would say to my teenage self is that it had to focus more on football, less party, less alcohol.  I could have been a big football player.

Question: What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important?

Miggados: What has become more important to me is, to really be living what I am showing on the socials, Back in the days I wasn’t really living what I was showing. A lot of people do that , their social media life is a a lie, mines was too. Most of us do/ did that to get attention. Like attention from bitches… I used to think that that was cool, but it is not. All because having all those womans became less important to me. I changed too. I am trying to focus on one.

(Miggados and J Balvin)

Question: What would the closest person in your life say if I asked them, ‘What is the one characteristic that they totally dig about you, and the one that drives them insane”?

Miggados: What they dig about me is, is how I connect with famous people, rappers, soccer players,etc. I think that I connect easily with those celebs.  I never act like fan, cause if you do they gonna treat you like a Fan. You get your picture and ciao, whenever when I link up with a celebrity I think business wise, I create a relationship friendship. Me and the people I work with take care of them whenever they need something.

Question: What are you most likely to become famous for?

Miggados: To be honest my focus is not really on becoming famous. But a lot of people know my name. I just wanna be rich, and to be known by the right people to to business with. But I know that I am kinda famous to certain people already for being the Plug, if that is what you really asking.

 

(Miggados and Neymar)

Question: How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Or, Do you have a favorite failure of yours?

Miggados: I do have a favourite failure. A Lot of people don’t even know that, a long time ago while I was playing football in Germany, I came back to belgium for holidays for 2 weeks, and you know when you are young you don’t always make the right decision so. I put myself in trouble and did a couple of months jail time. Hard times because I was one step away from signing a life changing contract in Germany.I Don’t wanna go in details for which club, or what I did to get jail Time. I am already saying a lot, just because I like your magazine. So that is my favorite failure because that time made me a Beast!

(Miggados and Lil Pump)

 

Question: Who do you think of when you hear the word “successful”?

Miggados: The word successful for me is: financial freedom, for me and  for my love ones.

Question: What is your motto for life?

Miggados: My motto for life is FeedFam, Fuck fame, Forreal. 

Today we are interviewing Patrice Meignan @patmeignan on Instagram – CEO and founder of The Arsenale (www.thearsenale.com) , publisher of the Intersection Magazine, Motion Expert, Art Director, Brand Builder, Global Disrupter, F1 Drivers Coach & FormulaE Lifestyle Ingenior. 

Question: What important truth do very few people agree with you on?

Patrice: I have lived on the fast lane during all my life but at 30 years old, my car went out of the Road and I get sucked on the side for more than 10 months on an hospital bed like dead.

Out of this chaotic period I got back stronger and better decided to follow the right lane , embracing my passion for movement and bringing with me all my team and family with more love than they can imagine. I like to be the train driver and share my energy with all my copilots. 

Question: What is something that you would never travel without?

Patrice: I spend 230 days on the road traveling from Miami to Bali, Hong Kong to Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, LA.
I have my set ready to go all the time and this one never changed during the last 10 years –10 pieces always with me. Some tech gears, one black outfit and one book.

Question: What are the biggest tech trends that you see defining the future?

Patrice: I am a tech native and a digital Nerd but I do truly think that the biggest trend will be the big disconnection. We will arrive at a climax point where the real chic will be the unplug.
It’s not for tomorrow.

Question: What’s something that will always be in fashion, no matter how much time passes?

 Patrice: Fashion is per essence something in the time, a concept already dated, so it’s hard to define what is or not fashion.
Fashion is linked to era, people… I am passionate about The Art of Costume and have done a lot of research on that. I am deeply interested about the art of urban dissimulation, The Army style and tech gears which from ages helps the travelers and conquerors to fight the elements. 


Question: What is your favorite documentary or movie?

Patrice: Drive, Rush, Thelma and Louise, Christine, Crash, Bullit are my favorite movies on the roads…

Question: How ambitious are you?

Patrice: Ambition is a simple concept of putting your objectives in perspective with your Capacities. It is an axis between a X and a Y and you are free to adjust the variables and to put you as a cross on theses axes. It’s just as simple as that. 
The Sky is the limit and I am pretty often flying in the sky …

Question: What is your motto for life? 

Patrice: Always on the Fast lane.

 

Today we are interviewing the entrepreneur, investor Lucien Ndabagera @lucienndabagera on Instagram – Born in Burundi, Lucien grew up in France (Bretagne), and now lives between Monaco, Dubai and Miami.   The 24 year old entrepreneur has a  few businesses, mostly to buy and rent some private jets, yachts and hyper cars.

Question: How did you get involved in the yacht, private jet and hyper cars business?   

Lucien: Few years ago I started with nothing, it was really hard because I was broke and young with big dreams, many people told me no when I wanted to collaborate with them but step by step I find some good people with my good vibes, so I started to find some owners and rent some super cars in Paris then I started to find some clients for sale some cars and i sold my first classic car ( Ferrari Dino ) then rent and sold some little yachts in the French Riviera then i discover the private jet industry with the smallest (citation mustang).

 

Question: What is something that everyone should do before dying?

Lucien: Everyone should never give up on their dreams.

Question: What is your definition of luxury?

Lucien: Luxury is not easy to define. Luxury meaning exclusiveness.
For me, it’s being able to see my family every month doesn’t matter if I’m 10,000km from them.

Question: What is the worst advice you see or hear given in your trade or area of expertise?

Lucien: Stay in your comfort zone and don’t take risks

Question: What do you wish you had known about business … years ago?

Lucien: Quality over quantity.

Question: What one question can you ask someone to find out the most about them?

Lucien: What makes you happy in your life?

Question: What is your motto for life? 

Lucien: Always stay positive and stay away from those people with a NEGATIVE mindset, those who talk BAD all the time because they carry with them a negative VIBE.

 

Today, we are interviewing the night club legend Antonio Ierone @Antonio_Jimmyz on instagram – the manager of the exclusive night club Jimmyz in Monaco frequented by VIPS and world known celebrities. 

  • 1- On a scale of existential crisis to living the dream how’s life going?

Antonio: My life at moment it’s worded full with a beautiful woman and an incredible son.

  • 2- How did you get into the nightclub business?

Antonio: I’ve been bartender for many years doing also international cocktails competition, and one day a client asked me to run his place and after many years.. Jimmy’z club came to ask me to work with the company.

 

  • 3- What was the maximum amount that a client of yours spent in a night

Antonio: It is never enough. (laughs) 

  • 4- What cannot be missed in a party?

Antonio: Champagne and beautiful women. 

Jimmyz club in Monaco 

 

  • 5- What other businesses do you have, or want to pursue in the near future?

Antonio: No business at moment.

  • 6- What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important?

Antonio: The born of my son.  

(Antonio and his son) 
  • 7- What is your motto for life?

Enjoy it because it is too short.. 

(Antonio Ierone (jimmyz) and his wife)

Today, we are interviewing the one and only Fidel Cavalli @fidelioCavalli on instagram – American – Lebanon born business man and bon-vivant who lives in Dubai and California. Fidelio is a connoisseur of fine living and has spent the majority of his life surrounded by an elite circle.

  • Question: When do you feel truly “alive”?

Fidel: When I am around my true friends. 

  • Question: What is your definition of luxury?

Fidel: Comfort is true luxury for me.

  • Question: What has become more important to you in the last few years and what has become less important?

Fidel: My health is more important and being around negative people is less important. 

(Fidel with his good friend Mohammed Al Habtoor)
  • Question: What would the closest person in your life say if I asked them, ‘What is the one characteristic that they totally dig about you, and the one that drives them insane?

Fidel: That I am a true friend. The one thing that drives them insane is the way I order my food.

  • Question: What was the most memorable gift you’ve received?

Fidel: My son Alex. 

(Fidel with his son Alex – via instagram) 

 

  • Question:Are you living the lifestyle that you always wanted? How would your younger self feel if it knew what you have achieved?

 

Fidel: I always lived a lifestyle that everyone wanted. I guess yes, my younger self would salute me. 

(Fidel Cavalli via Instagram)
  • Question: What is your motto for life?
  • My motto in life is Peace and Love – Live and Let live.             

 -Fidel Cavalli 

(Fidel Cavalli via instagram)

Today, we are interviewing Andy Manaras,  @andymanaras on instagram –  a 28 year old entrepreneur from Montreal. He spends his time building brands, travelling the world and networking.  Micanan, Outro and Smoke Show are the companies that he is currently involved with; manufacturing, tech and food, respectively.

 

  • Question: If you could choose 1 car forever, which one would it be?
Andy: Hard question, but that would have to be a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
Its not a sports car, but its great in winter, off road, water, you can take the top off, remove the doors and go on adventures.
Pretty much is the best all around car I can think of!
But if it was a sports car, it would have to be a Porsche GT3
(Andy´s cars and house via Instagram)
  •  Question: How were you as a student?
Andy: Terrible. Not because I wasn’t smart, but because I simply didn’t like to study topics that did not interest me. Back then, and still today, I never did something I didn’t want to do, regardless of the consequences.
  • Question: What is the worst advice you see or hear given in your trade or area of expertise?
Andy: Do whatever you gotta do to make a dollar. That makes me sick and it causes people do drop every last bit of pride they have to do anything to chase money. All those people end up totally miserable, even if they end up getting the cash.
(Via instagram) 

 

  • Question: What would the closest person in your life say if I asked them, ‘What is the one characteristic that they totally dig about you, and the one that drives them insane?
Andy: That I really don’t give a f***. When I have my mind on something, I just do it. I don’t ask, I don’t tell. I just get up and go and make it happen every single time.
One that drives them insane… well, probably the same thing as above. I do things without thinking of consequence and it makes people freak out. They’re always afraid I’ll mess up, go broke, or something bad will happen. I never worry. I’m afraid of nothing!
  • Question: What are you most likely to become famous for?

Andy: Right now, creating beautiful, unique cars and shipping them all over the world. Later, my crazy restaurant concepts that I will bring to life.

  
(Via instagram)

 

  • Question: What are your main businesses? Which  one are you the most passionate about?
Andy: I just sold 2 of my businesses in the last 3 years. Both in manufacturing. I’ve got 2 other companies right now I’m currently invested in. One in food and one in Tech. But the one I’m most passionate about is the Drive With Dray company I’m building at the moment. Because its all me, and encompasses everything I love all blended into one thing.
  • Question: What is your motto for life?
Andy: My old motto was ‘’stop dreaming start doing’’ but it became over used and cheesy. Now I just steal Nike’s slogan.

JUST FUCKIN DO IT – AM

(Andy Manaras via Instagram) 

 

Today, we are interviewing Alex Jimenez,  @theyachtguy on instagram – The Yachting & Lifestyle and Travel Influencer with over 800 thousands followers

  • Question: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grow up?

Alex: Man I grew up in the Bronx, really tough neighborhood. What I wanted to be when I got older didn’t come to mind till I was in my 20’s, maybe even my 30’s. I grew up with that “just get through today” mentality. Not very healthy I don’t recommend it to anyone.
I remember thinking how much I would love to be a doctor, ha! but I was just sliding by in high school so that was definitely just a Dream. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t a bad kid, just very distracted.

  •  Question: What is your definition of luxury?

Alex: That’s a bit of a loaded question. On one hand we can’t deny luxury in its materialistic form right, Yacht, cars, etc. On the other hand we have the mental and physical luxury of being where we are, who we are or just being, that’s a deep rabbit hole many of us need to find on our own. For me I’m sitting alone at a WholeFoods eating a slice of Pizza and drinking a cold root beer soda. I’m blessed that shits not blowing up around me, I don’t have to watch my back, I have a place to call home and I’m happy. This is true luxury for me.

  • Question: How did you get into the yacht industry?

Alex: This is probably my most repeated question. Lol it was total accident I started on the gram in 2011 because I used Yacht pics as my vision board. Soon the post and the page gained traction and in 2014 I became TheYachtGuy full time.

The Yacht guy (via instagram) 
  • Question:  If you could take one album, one book and one luxury item to a desert island, what would they be?

Alex:  Album- Parachutes by Cold Play -I like every song on that album.

Book- “How to survive on a desert island”

Luxury item- solar powered record player with built in speakers so I can listen to my album.

  • Question: Do you have the goal of owning a super yacht? Which one would you purchase?

Alex: I did at one time till I realized I don’t need one to be happy. Would I get one if I had the money? Yes. Kismet, Aquila, Eclipse, to many to choose from. Lol

Alex and some friends on a super yacht (via instagram) 
  • Question: What is something that everyone should do before dying?

Alex: Travel the world!!

  • Question: What is your motto for life?

Alex: This is something that I wish I would have learned at a really young age. Be happy, love everyone even those that don’t love you, Mostly be kind. I don’t care what you have, where your from, your social or economic status. You’re just another person and if we get the chance to meet I hope we’re both smiling. Sounds really corny I’m sure for many, but let me tell you from experience when you genuinely show people love with nothing expected in return the worlds doors just open up. #facts

Alex Jimenez (via instagram)