Globus was founded by Mantegazza’s father Antonio in 1928 who started with a rowboat to transport goods. Soon Mantegazza acquired motor coaches and offered tours around Lake Lugano in Switzerland and to the Cote d’Azur and to Italy. In the 60’s and 70’s the Globus expanded rapidly with international tours and activities for the US market. Currently the group employs 5.000 personnel and carries 500.000 passengers in a year.
The Mantegazza family is also founder of the aviation company Monarch Airlines. Monarch operates a fleet of 30 aircraft with flights from UK airports. Monarch was sold in 2014.
The Mantegazza family is also active in real estate development, through their Immobilare Mantegazza, headed by Vicky Mantegazza.
The net worth of Sergio Mantegazza is estimated at USD 3.2 billion. He lives with his wife in Lugano, Switzerland