Who is Maximillion Cooper?
British businessman and entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper was born in Staffordshire, England on 7 June 1972, meaning that his zodiac sign’s Gemini. He’s probably only recognised for being the owner of Gumball 3000, a collection of companies which is perhaps best known for its annual international celebrity motor rally.
Education and early life
Maximillion was raised in Staffordshire alongside his younger sister whom he’s featured in some of his Instagram pictures, by their father Johnnie Cooper who was a sculptor, and their mother whose name and profession remain undisclosed.
He was mostly into playing soccer while growing up, and was a member of his high school’s soccer team. It was when he was 14 that he became interested in racing, and his parents thus paid for his karting lessons. Maximillion still remained focused on his studies, and upon matriculating in 1990, enrolled at Central St. Martins, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1993.
Maximillion worked as a model following graduation, and it was in 1999 that he launched Gumball 3000, when he and his friends wanted to drive their supercars across Europe; they called it a rally, and was aimed at wealthy people only, as its entry fee stood at $8,700, while it’s today more than $50,000.
The first rally was from London, England to Rimini, Italy and back, and some of the most popular people who took part in it were British movie producer and director Guy Stuart Ritchie and British model Katherine Ann ‘Kate’ Moss. The event was a success, and some of the celebrities who attended the second event in 2000 included British music producer and DJ Clifford Joseph Price aka Goldie, British musician Cass Lewis and British socialite and TV personality Tara Claire Palmer-Tomkinson.
During the 2007 rally, Nicholas Morley hit a Volkswagen Golf with his TechArt Porsche 997 Turbo in North Macedonia, killing both the driver and the passenger.
The rally’s been organized every year since 1999.
Gumball 3000’s today also a standalone apparel brand and a charity foundation; in 2014, it donated $100,000 to the charity Stand Up for Skateparks, while the following year saw it donate money to the charity When You Wish Upon A Star, which was used to send 100 terminally ill children to Lapland.
Love life and marriage with Eve
Maximillion’s married twice. His first wife was American businesswoman Julie Brangstrup; she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, and is probably known best for having founded the company Vitaviva in 2000. Maximillion and Julie married in 2003, and they have four children together; they were also business partners prior to divorcing in 2010.
It was also in 2010 that Maximillion met famous American rapper and actress Eve, at that year’s Gumball 3000 event; they became engaged on 25 December 2013, and exchanged vows on 14 June 2014. In October 2021, Eve revealed on her social media accounts that she was pregnant, and gave birth to her and Maximillion’s son on 1 February 2022.
Maximillion’s married to his second wife Eve as of December 2022, and they have a son together, while he also has four children with his first wife Julie Brangstrup.
Eve and her husband Maximillion Cooper spending a weekend at the lake.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Maximillion’s interested in all kinds of art, and is an art collector; he mostly enjoys collecting expensive paintings.
He’s active on Instagram and has amassed close to 350,000 followers, while he’s posted more than 5,500 pictures and videos onto the social media network.
Maximillion’s a huge fan of Formula 1, and has watched many races live; it’s believed that he cheers for McLaren.
He’s been all around the world, and his favorite city is Monaco.
Maximillion’s favorite actors are Russell Crowe and Samuel L. Jackson, and some of his favorite movies include “Gladiator”, “3:10 to Yuma” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Maximillion’s age is 50. He has brown eyes and hair, weighs around 180lbs (81kgs), and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall.
Maximillion’s net worth’s been estimated at over $60 million as of December 2022, and Eve’s at over $10 million.
Who is his wife Eve?
Popular American rapper Eve Jihan Cooper (nee Jeffers) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on 10 November 1978, meaning that her zodiac sign’s Scorpio. She began attracting attention with the release of her debut album “Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders’ First Lady” in 1999, which topped the Billboard 200 Chart, and was eventually certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Eve was raised in Philadelphia alongside her brother Farrod Wilcher, by their father Jerry Jeffers who was a supervisor at a chemical plant, and mother Julie Wilcher who was a supervisor at a book publishing company. Eve studied at Martin Luther King High School, from which she matriculated in 1997.
She became interested in singing while attending a local high school, but then in 1997 began working as a stripper, but only for a month, as American rapper Mason Durell ‘Mase’ Betha was able to convince her to focus on music.
She was featured in several rap songs prior to releasing her debut album, including DMX’s “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and The Roots’ “You Got Me”; her first single “What Y’all Want” came out in June 1999, and peaked at #29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #1 on the Hot Rap Songs Chart. Her debut album made her one of the most popular female rappers in the US, and she went on to release her second album “Scorpion” on 6 March 2001, and third album “Eve-Olution” on 27 August 2002.
Eve then also launched her acting career, appearing in the critically acclaimed 2002 action movie “xXx”, the 2003 comedy series “Eve” (lead role), and the 2004 drama film “The Woodsman”. She eventually became more focused on acting than singing, and has since released only a single album: “Lip Lock” in 2013.
Some of the most popular movies in which Eve’s appeared are the 2008 British drama “Flashbacks of a Fool”, the 2013 action comedy “Bounty Killer” ,and the 2015 romantic comedy “With This Ring”; since 2021, Eve’s been starring as Breanna ‘Professor Sex’ in the musical series “Queens”.