Have you ever heard about the Gumball 3000? If you are here looking for information about Maximillion Cooper after getting to know this guy as the husband of hip-hop artist Eve, there are fewer chances for you to know about Gumball 3000. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Maximillion Cooper in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Maximillion Cooper was born on June 7, 1972, in Staffordshire, the United Kingdom. Information about his parents, family and his schooling days are not available as they are yet to be revealed by the businessman. In 1999, Cooper graduated from the Central St. Martins College of Arts and Design in B.A. Fashion Design. He wanted to study law and acquired a B.A. Honors degree in Law from the Sussex University. Maxi is also a trained skateboarder.
Cooper married his first wife Julie Brangstrup in 2003 after dating her for a long time. Julie was a film producer, and she became the Co-founder and the Vice President of the Gumball 3000 after its establishment. The couple had four children and got divorced in 2010 after which Julie left the company.
Cooper met Eve, an American hip-hop artist in the 2010 Gumball rally and since then the couple started to date each other. They got engaged on December 25, 2013, and tied a knot in June 2014 in Ibiza, Spain.
Career, Awards & Achievements
Maximillion came up with the idea of Gumball 3000 in the year 1999. Inspired from the 1976 film The Gumball Rally, Maxi gave the name Gumball 3000 to the event that featured celebrities taking part in a 3000-mile rally with their cars and enjoy some good time at various checkpoints.
The rally started in 1999 in London where Cooper invited some 50 of his friends to participate in the race from London to Rimini and back to London. The number of participants went on to increase year after year, and more celebrities began to take part in the event.
In 2007, the rally created controversy as two people were killed in a road accident in Macedonia. The cars were confiscated by the police, and the drivers were charged for their offense.
Though the event does not offer its winner any prize money, you need to pay an entry fee to take part in the event. Many celebrities including Damon Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Adrien Brody, and Lewis Hamilton have participated in the various seasons of the Gumball 3000 so far which has been staged every year from 1999-2017. The 2018 Gumball 3000 is set to be conducted from August 4 to August 12.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having organized and executed the Gumball event successfully for 19 years so far and bracing himself for its 20th anniversary this year, the British entrepreneur’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million.
Maximillion Cooper is the best example for achieving success by conceiving a unique idea that has made the man a millionaire, already with a million in his name. Though he has got into various controversies, he has stood strong and sorted them out wisely, getting ready for the 20th anniversary of his beautiful event.