Christian Jagodzinski

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Christian Jagodzinski
EducationUniversity of Munich
OccupationInternet entrepreneur and real estate investor

Christian Jagodzinski is a German multimillionaire Internet entrepreneur and real estate investor. He has developed and turned around many businesses, most notably, the first online book retailer.


Jagodzinski began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 16 in Regensburg, Germany, where he set up his own computer software writing company. While managing several businesses in the 1990s, he attended the University of Munich, from which he received an MBA.[1] Jagodzinski became an online pioneer at 21 years of age with the launch of the first e-commerce company.[2] He is the founder of the first German Internet book retailer Telebooks (Telebuch),[3] which he and his partner Michael Gleissner sold to along with its subsidiaries in 1998 for an undisclosed amount.[4] Jagodzinski took on a position with Amazon as a director of European business development before selling his shares of the company, estimated at $55 million.[5]

Jagodzinski’s other successful Internet venture was "WWW-Service GmbH", which became the leading web hosting provider in Germany and Spain. In October 1998, the company was sold to Verio (later NTT).[6]

Jagodzinski retired from the business at the age of 29.

Real Estate[edit]

In 2000, Jagodzinski relocated to Miami Beach, where he is a current investor in the luxury real estate and hospitality sector.[7] He is presently the Chairman and CEO of Desdemona Capital, a real estate and private equity investment company,[8] which has a portfolio of companies including Nikki Beach St. Tropez and Appraisal Hub.[9]

He is also the founder and president of Villazzo, a high-end villa rental business concept founded on Jagodzinski’s own idea of an “ultimate vacation”, focused on luxury and privacy.[10][11] The company offers the services and amenities of a five-star hotel at exclusive villas in St. Tropez, Aspen and Miami Beach.[12]


In 2007, the Discovery Channel dedicated to Christian Jagodzinski an episode of the international TV series Europe’s Richest People.[13]

In 2016, Jagodzinski featured in ZDFinfo documentary.[14]


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  13. ^ "Europe's Richest People - Christian Jagodzinski". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Die ungleichen Staaten von Amerika". Retrieved 27 September 2016.