|Estimated value:||€2 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||singer/actor|
Oli P is the son of police officer Reinhard Petszokat. Already at the tender age of ten, Oli P was enthusiastic about ballroom dancing and was soon able to record his first successes. He had his greatest success in competitive dance at the age of 17 in 1995 as a member of the winning team for the youth team cup. At that time he danced for the Tanzsportverband Nordrhein-Westfalen e. V
So he was able to gain his first experiences as a dancer at a very young age, which also proved to be very valuable later in his career as a singer or actor.
Oli P was born in Berlin on August 10, 1978 and grew up in Berlin. After gaining initial experience in ballroom dancing as a teenager, he first came into contact with acting in 1996 at the age of 18. He mainly became known through soap operas shown by private broadcasters such as RTL 2 or RTL. It didn’t take long for Oli P to become a coveted heartthrob. Oli P married the actress Tatiana Katrantzi in 1999, and Oli P has a son together with Tatiana. The relationship lasted until 2007 before the couple filed for divorce in 2009. Since then he has shared his life with his new partner Pauline Schubert and has been married to her since 2014.
Oli P had his first successes as an actor in soap operas like All Together – each for himself. He later became known to a wider (especially young audience) as Ricky Marquart in the series Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten, in which Oli P starred for two years.
In 2002 he founded 23HeadZtorms GmbH. A year later he got the leading role in the German-language movie Motown and in the same year he was a member of the jury of the casting show -Die deutsche Sprach-.
From 2004-2005, Oli P co-hosted the fifth season of Big Brother and also co-hosted the sixth season. During these years he was mainly seen in shows as a presenter and had devoted little to acting. Among other things, he also appeared in shows such as Stars on Ice or Popstars and also made a good impression as a moderator. Among other things, he also moderated programs such as the game show marathon with Oliver Pocher and many other programs with celebrities such as Charlotte Engelhardt or Katy Karrenbauer. During this time, Oli P also had many engagements with PRO 7.
Next to Jeanette Biedermann he acted again in 2008 on ProSieben in the funny film Dörte’s Dancing. In the same year he also hosted the show “Singing Bee” on PRO 7, which was canceled due to poor ratings. Other programs such as Celebrity Dinner or Tattoo Attack – Stars sting followed. He also got the leading role in the soap “Hand aufs Herz” for two years. In 2016 he got the role of the dance teacher Rene Siegel in the telenovela “Rote Rosen”.
Since 2019 he has also been moderating a program on ARD entitled Upcycling and from October 2019 until the end of the year he will be on the road as a reporter on the WDR program for animals looking for a home.
Oli P also acted at the Dresden Theater in the Comödie Dresden for a few months. Already in the summer of 1997 he built up a music career parallel to his acting career. Through some very good chart successes, he was able to increase his level of awareness again and also became very well known in the music scene. His first single was a cover version of the song Liebemachen originally by the rap duo United Arrogance. The second single Eivissa, which was recorded together with Paradise Love Squad, reached number 32 in the German charts and stayed in the charts for nine weeks.
In autumn 1998, the third single was released together with Tina Frank, a cover version of the hit “Flugzeuge in mein Bauch” originally by Herbert Grönemeyer from 1984. This was also the big breakthrough for Oli P in the music business, since the single on Right away it took top positions in the German-language charts. Over 1.5 million units were sold in Germany. The first two studio albums sold 550,000 copies.
The greatest successes for Oli P were his leading roles in Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten and in the German-language film Motown.
One of the greatest musical successes is the single “Flugzeuge im Bauch”, which has been the best-selling German-language single since 1975, for which he was awarded the Echo-Pop music prize. As well as his second number one hit “So bist du” with Naima.
“I have been riding the Oli P brand very well for 20 years.”
Oli P is a self-confessed David Hasselhoff fan and drives in a KITT replica
He also owns a dog shop
|Estimated value:||€2 million|