|Estimated value:||€15 million|
|Country of origin:||Schwalmtal-Waldniel|
|Source of Wealth:||presenter, entrepreneur|
Joachim Winterscheidt is probably best known to the public as “Joko” and part of the Pro7 comedian duo “Joko and Klaas”. For many years, the duo has entertained an audience of millions on various channels with various formats.
The most well-known programs are “Cicus Halli Galli” and “The Duel Around the World”.
However, Joko Winterscheidt has also been active as an investor for many years, mostly very successfully. Mainly in up-and-coming start-ups, but also in own projects.
Joachim “Joko” Winterscheidt grew up near Mönchengladbach in Schwalmtal-Waldniel. After graduating from high school, he began training as an advertising salesman, which he did not finish. Instead, he began an internship at a production company, which then continued to employ him as a trainee and then as an editor. It was through this position that Winterscheidt first came into contact with the TV world. So it happened that in 2005 he finally took part in a casting by the music channel MTV and was included in the pool of moderators. In the years that followed he moderated various formats. Among other things, “The Dome” and the “Echo”. Since 2009, however, Joko has mostly been seen as part of the duo “Joko and Klaas” alongside Klaas Heufer-Umlauf. The duo has been presenting a wide variety of programs on Pro7 for several years, but had previously also been active together on ZDFneo and MTV. In addition to the joint programs, the two can also be seen as advertising faces for well-known brands such as Apple, Sparkasse and “Die Limo” on TV.
Joko has been in a private relationship for many years and has a daughter.
Joko Winterscheidt’s career is already very impressive at first glance. With diligence and a lot of perseverance, he worked his way up from an intern to a national star. In doing so, he has regularly shown that he is willing to go beyond borders and give everything for a show or a product. In addition to his TV career, in which he moderated the biggest and most popular programs and was also active in several films as an actor, he is also very successful as an entrepreneur.
In 2009 he founded the fashion label “German Garment” with a number of partners, including actor Matthias Schweighöfer.
Over the years, numerous other companies have been added, such as a gin brand and their own TV production company. Winterscheidt also invests in up-and-coming start-ups. The “Von Jungfeld” sock brand and the “Go Butler” app are just a few examples of this. However, he had to take heavy losses with “Go Butler”, since the expansion into the USA probably came too early and the company got into serious difficulties as a result. But Joko doesn’t let such setbacks get you down, but remains happy and positive in the usual way.
2005 Engagement as presenter at MTV
2008-2010 presenter at “The Dome”
March 2014 Grimme Prize for the show “Circus Halli Galli”
2014,2016,2017 presentation of the German TV Award
“There is no one way. You have to be open. The best ideas and stories often come from absurd decisions. And the best memories often begin with a special moment.”
“Of course you have days when you think: ‘I really don’t feel like it’ – everyone has that. I think that’s part of it. If you don’t have that, you don’t have a corrective either, so you question yourself: What do I have to do differently to make things better again? ”
“If in a world of rational thinking people the gut person is the idiot when in doubt, then I am the idiot. But that doesn’t bother me at all.”
“I don’t have a master plan for my life. It all turned out that way.”
The quotes show very clearly Winterscheidt’s attitude towards life in general, but also towards his career.
You can’t always plan everything perfectly in advance, so you also have to maintain a certain level of composure and spontaneity in order to be open to opportunities that arise. It is important to remain true to yourself and not to pretend, because otherwise you will sooner or later reach your limits.
Joko Winterscheidt is not only a successful moderator and investor. He has also been involved in numerous charity projects for many years and uses his reputation to draw attention to grievances. In particular, he campaigns against discrimination against minorities and racism. Both in the media and away from it, Joko always remains true to himself. He does what he thinks is right in the given situation.
Contrary to claims over the years, Joko Winterscheidt has no middle name. The name “Cornelius”, which had been in the room for many years, was completely invented by him and Klaas, as Winterscheidt himself clarified in an interview.
|Estimated value:||€15 million|