Jean-Pierre Van Rossem

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Jean Pierre Van Rossem
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Belgian Chamber of Representatives
In office
1991 (1991) – 1995
Member of the Flemish Parliament
In office
1992 (1992) – 1995
Personal details
Born (1945-05-29) 29 May 1945 (age 71)
Bruges, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Political party ROSSEM
Children Nicholas Piki Van Rossem
Youri Van Rossem
Alma mater Ghent University, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Occupation stock market guru, economist, econometrician, author, philosopher, public figure, politician and former member of the Belgian & Flemish Parliament
Awards The International Scholarship of Flanders-prize
Website www.jeanpierrevanrossem.com

Jean-Pierre Van Rossem (born 29 May 1945) is a Belgian stock market guru, economist, econometrician, author, philosopher,[1] Public figure, politician and former member of the Belgian & Flemish Parliament.

Life and career[edit]

He studied economics at the University of Gent in 1963-67.[2] With his final term paper 'De omloopsnelheid van het geld : theoretische begripsbenadering en praktische toepassing in België' ('The velocity of money: Theoretical approach to understanding and practical applications in Belgium')[3] he won the International Scholarship of Flanders-prize and was able to study two years of econometrics under Noble Price winner Lawrence Klein at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.[2]

Moneytron[edit]

He became famous as a stock market guru with 'Moneytron',[4] a stockmarket investment company that could offer apparently endless returns. His customers included everybody who had money in Europe including the Belgian Royal Family.[5] The Moneytron was supposed to be a super computer able to predict economic fluctuations, and the access to its room was strictly forbidden, behind a closed door in Van Rossem's office.

Van Rossem had developed a model that could predict the stock market and beat the capitalist system. His sympathies for the theories of Karl Marx did not stop him investing for the very wealthy in the world and accumulating 860 million dollars (34.692.321.673 Belgian Franc) for himself.[6] At its height, Van Rossem owned a Motor Yacht, 'The Destiny Of 89 million Dollars',[7] 108 Ferraris[8] & 2 Falcon 900s each worth 30 million Dollars.[7] Later everything was sold to pay debts.[9] Due to belief in the Moneytron system and also his sense of show and publicity he made large sums of money. He also traded duplicated stocks.

In 1991, he was sentenced to 5 years in jail for scams; according to him, it was "A way to fuck the system". In prison, he wrote a personal diary 'Gevangenis Boek' ('Prison Book'), which he later released.[10]

Formula One[edit]

He was the sponsor of a Formula One team in 1989, Moneytron Onyx, which placed 10th of the 21 teams. The biggest success he got with this was 3rd place at the Grand Prix of Portugal with driver Stefan Johansson in 1989.[11]

ROSSEM[edit]

In 1991, Van Rossem founded his own libertarian protest party ROSSEM, according to many, to gain political immunity, because of his problems with the Belgian Court.[12] The name of the party stood for ‘Radicale Omvormers en Sociale Strijders voor een Eerlijker Maatschappij’ ('Radical Inverters and Social Warriors for a Fairer Society'). Under the slogans ‘Geen gezwijn, stem libertijn’[13]('No nonsense, vote libertine') & 'Geen gezeik iedereen Rijk' ('No nagging everybody rich'), ROSSEM got 3.2% of the votes, or 3 chairs in the Belgian Federal Parliament at the Parlemential elections of 24 November 1991.[14] Rossem himself seated in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives from November 1991 to May 1995 & the Flemish Parliament from January 1992 to May 1995.[15]

ROSSEM 2[edit]

In 2014 he went back to the elections with his party ROSSEM[16] but lost with only 0.3% of the votes for the Belgian Federal Parliament and 0.2% for the Flemish Parliament.[17]

Controversies[edit]

  • At the coronation ceremony of king Albert II of Belgium, he shouted 'Vive la république d'Europe, vive Lahaut', as a reference to Julien Lahaut who shouted 'Vive la république' in 1950 at the coronation of Baudouin of Belgium.[18] Van Rossem was against the Belgian monarchy.
  • In 2004 Van Rossem was guest in the Dutch tv-show 'Het grote complot - De wereld verklaard' where he offended the Dutch Prime Minister Balkenende and called him a Dick[19]

Trivia[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hoe genezen we onze zieke ekonomie? (1979, Metodika)[22]
  • Moneytron: How the system works (1989)[23]
  • Is Outperformance of Security Markets Possible with Modern Econometrics? (1990)[24]
  • Staat in staat van ontbinding (1990, Houtekiet)[25]
  • Proces in duplo (1990, Houtekiet)[26]
  • Mister Junkie & Sister Morphine (1991, Houtekiet)[27]
  • Sonate voor een blauwe vuurtoren (1991, Houtekiet)[28]
  • Libertijns Manifest (1991)[29]
  • Libertijnse Breekpunten: wat willen Libertijnen (1992)[30]
  • Een dode zwaan in Tann (1992)[31]
  • De schat van de Arme Klavers (1992, Loempia)[32]
  • Hoe word ik stinkend rijk?: Van Rossems beleggings- en belastinggids editie 1993 (1992)[33]
  • Wie vermoordde André Cools? (1993, Loempia)[34]
  • Hoe kom ik van de grond? : Van Rossems Sex- en Bordelengids (1993)[35]
  • De nacht van Christus-Koning (1996)[36]
  • Gevangenisdagboek (1999, Van Halewyck)[37]
  • De dag van de nachtschade (2000, Van Halewyck)[38]
  • Brigitte, of Het hart van de engel (2001)[39]
  • De maquette : verslag (2002)[40]
  • De onkuise kuisheid van de Boccaccio : studie van het postmoderne nachtleven (2002)[41]
  • Crisis: Hoe lossen we het op? (2009, Lampedaire)[42]
  • De engel in de duivel (2009, Lampedaire)[43]
  • Belgisch uranium voor de eerste Amerikaanse en Russische atoombommen (2011, Van Halewyck)[44]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Klasgenoten (mini series)[45] Himself
1990 Wie ben ik (Talkshow)[46] Himself
2001 "Big Brother VIPS" (mini series)[47] Himself
2004 "Het grote complot - De wereld verklaard" (mini docu series)[48] Himself
2009 "Phara" (Talk Show)[49] Himself
2009 "Phara" (Talk Show)[50] Himself
2009 "Villa Vanthilt" (Talk Show)[51] Himself
2009 "Phara" (Talk Show)[52] Himself
2011 "Reyers Laat" (Talk Show)[53] Himself
2011 "Pauw & Witteman" (Talk Show)[54] Himself
2012 "Cafe Corsari" (Talk Show)[55] Himself
2016 "De Ideale Wereld" (Talk Show)[56] Himself

(This list is not Complete.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simon Horsten & Joos Roets. "Middelpunt repitoren: Jean-Pierre Van Rossem". veto.be. 
  2. ^ a b "Ik had 791 miljoen dollar, maar het stelde geen fluit voor". Het Nieuwsblad. 
  3. ^ "De omloopsnelheid van het geld : theoretische begripsbenadering en praktische toepassing in België - Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent". ugent.be. 
  4. ^ "De 6 carrières van Jean-Pierre Van Rossem". vacature.com. 
  5. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem - Het belang van geld. YouTube. 2 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem - Verkiezingen 2014 (Interview ROSSEM). YouTube. 14 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Als je geld hebt, vertrouw je niemand". Het Nieuwsblad. 
  8. ^ jensg. "JP Van Rossem over zijn Ferraris - krimineel.com". krimineel.com. 
  9. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem: "Zoals iedereen hem herinnert". YouTube. 2 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Gevangenisdagboek, Jean Pierre van Rossem". Zoekeenboek.nl. 
  11. ^ "Onyx-Moneytron: het F1-avontuur van Jean-Pierre Van Rossem · F1Journaal special". f1journaal.be. 
  12. ^ "4 moments clés de la carrière de Jean-Pierre Van Rossem". references.be. 
  13. ^ "Anonyme- R.O.S.S.E.M. - 1991". Catawiki. 
  14. ^ Man Bijt Hond - Libertijns Leven (Jean Pierre Van Rossem). YouTube. 12 August 2015. 
  15. ^ https://www.vlaamsparlement.be/vlaamse-volksvertegenwoordigers/2605#biografie
  16. ^ "Jean-Pierre Van Rossem stelt partijprogramma voor". deredactie.be. 
  17. ^ Maarten Delvaux. "Jean-Pierre Van Rossem ontbindt partij: 'Beschamend resultaa... - De Standaard". De Standaard. 
  18. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem - Intronisation Albert II. YouTube. 6 July 2014. 
  19. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem (2 October 2010). "Jean Pierre Van Rossem - Schijndemocratie & Balkenende is een Lul !" – via YouTube. 
  20. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem - "Beursspeculaties" 9/11 Aanslagen. YouTube. 2 October 2010. 
  21. ^ "Handelingen nr. 2-238". 
  22. ^ "Hoe genezen we onze zieke economie". LibraryThing.com. 
  23. ^ "boek: Moneytron". bronnenwijzer.be. 
  24. ^ "Is outperformance of security markets possible with modern econometrics? - Ghent University Library". ugent.be. 
  25. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Staat in staat van ontbinding". Goodreads. 
  26. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Proces in duplo". Goodreads. 
  27. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Mister Junkie en Sister Morphine". Goodreads. 
  28. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Sonate Voor Een Blauwe Vuurtoren". Goodreads. 
  29. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Libertijns Manifest". Goodreads. 
  30. ^ "Libertijnse breekpunten: Wat willen de Libertijnen? (Dutch Edition): Jean Pierre van Rossem: 9789068013542: Amazon.com: Books". amazon.com. 
  31. ^ "Een dode zwaan in Tann". cultuurkuur.be. 
  32. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "bol.com - De avonturen van J.P. Van Rossem 2: De schat van de arme klavers, Jean...". bol.com. 
  33. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Hoe word ik stinkend rijk?". Goodreads. 
  34. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Wie Vermoordde Andrés Cools". Goodreads. 
  35. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Hoe kom ik van de grond?". Goodreads. 
  36. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "De nacht van Christus-Koning". Goodreads. 
  37. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Gevangenisdagboek". Goodreads. 
  38. ^ "De dag van de nachtschade - Ghent University Library". ugent.be. 
  39. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Brigitte, of het hart van de engel". Goodreads. 
  40. ^ "De maquette". google.be. 
  41. ^ "De onkuise kuisheid van de Boccaccio". google.be. 
  42. ^ "Crisis Hoe Lossen We Het Op van Jean Pierre Van Rossem". beursplus.be. 
  43. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "De engel in de duivel". Goodreads. 
  44. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem. "Belgisch Uranium Voor de Eerste Amerikaanse En Russische Atoombommen". Goodreads. 
  45. ^ "Klasgenoten (TV Series 1989– )". IMDb. 
  46. ^ "Wie ben ik (TV Series 1990– )". IMDb. 
  47. ^ "Big Brother VIPS (TV Series 2001– )". IMDb. 
  48. ^ Het Grote Complot - De Wereld Verklaard (Tv-Serie) Met Jean Pierre Van Rossem. YouTube. 21 August 2014. 
  49. ^ "deredactie.be video: Phara - 19/02/09". deredactie.be. 
  50. ^ Jean Pierre Van Rossem - Phara (27/03/2009) Volledige Uitzending. YouTube. 26 June 2014. 
  51. ^ "Hadise te gast bij 'Villa Vanthilt'". TV-Visie. 
  52. ^ "deredactie.be video: Van Rossem: "Ik heb nooit ambitie gehad"". deredactie.be. 
  53. ^ "deredactie.be video: Van Rossem: "Ik keer niet terug naar de politiek"". deredactie.be. 
  54. ^ "Pauw & Witteman (TV Series 2006–2014)". IMDb. 
  55. ^ "Eén - Café Corsari - Partij Van de Toekomst". een.be. 
  56. ^ "Woensdag 9 maart 2016". canvas.be. 

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