What is like being a global citizen? Sipping coffee and Amsterdam, attending a ballet in Bolshoi and after that a meeting at Wall Street? All within one day? It is possible especially if you are living in Switzerland the country, which became a poster child of the global citizenship.

According to the Global Citizens’ Initiative a “global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices.” This sounds like someone who lives in Switzerland a small country with global thinking.

“I am an international citizen conceived in Russia, born in England, working in Hollywood, living in Switzerland, and touring the World” famous international actor of Russian descent Peter Ustinov once said.

His words are an ideal motto of the Global Citizenship and life in Switzerland is for sure gives all the best advantages to those who think globally.

Opening a bank account of having a business started within an hour, overcoming endless European bureaucracy, having the best medicine and luxury resorts all of this is possible in Switzerland not only the money, making but the tourist capital of the world.

The country is among the world 15 biggest tax heavens and among the world top 10 healthiest countries, so being global in Switzerland is being global in the world too.

Take for example Ernesto Bertarelli a head of biotech giant Serono, a man with a net worth of $1.8 billion. A famous philanthropist and a patriot of Switzerland, he is known as a big sailing fan. The executive is a participant of various world sailing championship and a two times America cup winner.

Living in Switzerland, making money around the world and sailing around the world in a posh yacht… Isn’t this the true spirit of a Global Citizen? If you want to live globally, one have to consider Switzerland as the home base.

You do not need to be a champion in sailing to sail in the global world residing in Fantastic Switzerland.


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Michael AW

Michael AW

Michael is the founder of Fantastic Switzerland Associaton. A non-profit organization to promote the location of Switzerland

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