Sat. Jan 28th, 2023

Venezuelan entrepreneur—and globetrotting Instagram star—Newman Pérez is a bit of a rock star in the crypto world. He recently raised $50 million for his digital mining firm BNB BEATS, a top leader in Latin America, and has visited over 100 countries, in colorful stylish looks.

Crypto guys are notoriously not known for their fashion sense (they’re typically sneaker and jean types). However, Pérez is changing that with his dapper looks he sports on Instagram, from Dolce & Gabbana to Prada and Giorgio Armani.

While at home, before jetting off to his next destination he speaks briefly to Forbes about his style, the best menswear in the business, and why he loves Switzerland.

Forbes: Where are you right now?

Newman Pérez: At my home in Medellin, in the neighborhood called El Poblado. I live in Columbia.

What excites you about being an entrepreneur right now?

Being able to work into any crypto currency, get to make operations and then see how much I earn, I see myself as a rock star in the market. I don’t have a schedule, but I love to work 18 hours straight trying to build opportunities of earning money in blockchain. Usually, I wake up at 6 a.m. and go to bed at midnight working from any part of the world because my main office is on my iPhone, and I take it with me wherever I go.

How do you define your wanderlust, travel-friendly style?

I define my travels as unique; I visit the most emblematic places in the world, and I learn about cultures and take the best of them to apply them to my businesses.

What do you wear when you like to travel?

I love to wear a nice suit while I drink a “tinto de verano” or sip a cappuccino when I do business—a suit is necessary to travel with, in my world.

What is your favorite sunglasses brand?

Prada, as well as Dolce & Gabbana make great, sturdy eyewear. I also love the gold accents on the rims for their aviator-style frames, and for their all-black looks, as well.

Who makes the best suits (or blazers), in your opinion?

For me, Tom Ford, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, but if you’re starting as an entrepreneur I believe Calvin Klein, Armani or even Zara are great choices and craftsmanship. When it comes to sportswear, I believe Nike is superior to any other.

What menswear brand makes great collared shirts?

I believe that the best brand for men’s shirts are Giorgio Armani and Calvin Klein. I love these menswear brands because they also have affordable prices and make you look good. I’m not a big spender in luxury brands, I still have an entrepreneur mind and that keeps me with my two feet on the ground.

What is your favorite sneaker brand?

When it comes to sports, I prefer Nike sneakers or even Gucci sportswear for special occasions. Their sportswear is highly underrated, it’s high quality and durable.

Why do you travel so much?

I believe that time is something priceless, so if we can keep memories our whole lives, I’ll do it. Travel is something I love to do. Life is short!

What is the most extravagant trip you’ve taken recently?

The most extravagant trip that I’ve done was in Switzerland and their 8-train panoramic path on the IC8 train, starting in Bern. That thing shook me. Dubai is also a very extravagant place, but Switzerland is something to add to your luxury bucket list. What I love about Switzerland is that you can compare it to Bariloche, in Argentina, or Guatapé, the most colorful town in Colombia.

What’s your idea of success?

Success is the result of a good idea, consistency, failure, innovation, discipline and tons of love.

Where are you off to next?

To infinity and beyond.

Checkout @NewmanPerez on YouTube and @soynewmanperez on Instagram.

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