Europe’s richest millennial and Red Bull tycoon Mark Mateschitz is to give all staff in the Red Bull empire he recently inherited a special EUR 3,000 inflation bonus after pocketing EUR 700 million himself.
Dietrich Mateschitz, the father of the young tycoon, was a pioneer of the idea that workers should benefit from the positive development of a company.
According to local media, more than 2,000 employees in Red Bull Austria will receive the EUR 3,000 (GBP 2,614) bonus by the end of the month (October).
The employees received an e-mail saying: ” I am pleased to be able to inform you that this year, as well as a percentage increase in salary from 2024, everyone working in Austria will also be granted a voluntary one-off payment to compensate for inflation in 2023.”
In the previous year, Red Bull’s sales rose by 24 per cent to EUR 9.7 billion (GBP 8.4 billion), and the company sold more than eleven billion cans for the first time.
The company profited EUR 1.7 billion (EUR 1.48 billion), while for Mateschitz, who holds 49 per cent of the stakes, the profit was more than EUR 700 million (GBP 610 million).
Mateschitz had just become one of Europe’s newest billionaires at USD 34.7 billion (GBP 27.8 million) and was listed by Forbes as the world’s 37th richest person when he met the heiress to the multi-billion dollar crystal jewellery giant Swarovski.
He had inherited a 49 per cent stake in the energy drink company when his father Dietrich died aged 78 in October 2022.
The 31-year-old tycoon also inherited a number of luxury properties, from a Fijian island to Austrian castles, and an estate in London’s exclusive Knightsbridge.
Both he and Victoria were silent about their relationship until she went public with a snap of them together during an Easter Break in Lion’s Head, South Africa.
The photo – taken on Sunday, 9th April – appeared on the then 29-year-old celebrity’s Instagram profile with a heart-warming caption that read: “No-Bunny compares to you. Happy Easter everyone…”
At the time, sources close to Muerz said he was heartbroken after seeing the picture, as he was reportedly still madly in love with her.
However, media now claimed that he has a new woman in his life, whose name is reportedly also Victoria.
And recently, the 30-year-old pop singer Swarovski and 46-year-old property magnate Muerz finalised their divorce at the family court in the city of Munich, Germany.
When asked to comment on her divorce, a spokesperson for the Munich Family Court said: “I ask for your understanding that due to the non-public nature of proceedings in family matters, no information can be provided.”
However, media revealed that the divorce hearing was friendly and fast as the former couple quickly came to an “amicable agreement” about their finances and real estate.
Victoria had demanded a massive EUR 3 million (GBP 2.6 million) settlement from her ex-husband, as well as three of his luxury cars, and a EUR 1.5 million (GBP 1.3 million) share in a property he bought her.
They were reportedly able to “bring a quick, harmonious conclusion to their marriage”, after being married for six years following a lavish wedding ceremony in a cathedral in Trieste, Italy, in 2018.
Meanwhile, friends of Victoria who gained fame after she won the ninth season of the RTL’s version of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2016 say it would not come as a surprise if she became pregnant in the near future.
The speculations follow after she revealed in an interview for Bunte that she wants to “become a mum by the age of 30 at the latest” in 2021.
She said: “I definitely don’t want to miss the moment and I’m looking forward to starting my own family.”
Sources revealed that she and Mateschitz recently bought a house together in Namibia.
They currently live together in one of Mateschitz’s estates – reportedly a castle – in Salzburg, Austria.