Italian businessman Gianluigi Aponte and his wife, Rafaela, have a net worth of $7.7 billion as of September 2015 according to Forbes. Together, they entered the transportation business with their very own cargo shipping venture, Mediterranean Shipping, currently called MSC or the Mediterranean Shipping Company. They began having a single ship that could carry cargo between Europe and Africa. After four decades, MSC is becoming the second largest container shipping company on earth after Maersk, with 445 boats. In 2013, the business sold 35% position for $1.9 billion in the global port operator with 25 world trade ports, Terminal Invest. The cash was utilized to purchase the Global Infrastructure Partners, an investment fund, along with other investors. The growth of the shipping company has resulted to their own venture in the cruise industry in 1988. Gianluigi now runs the fourth largest cruise firm, MSC Cruise, while Rafaela is in charge with the interior design of the boats. Both of their kids are part of the company’s daily management. His son, Diego, became the CEO and President when Gianluigi resigned in 2014 and took the function of the group executive chairman in MSC.