By many measures Mr. Meier could be considered successful. After 25 productive years as the chief executive officer of his own auto parts firm, he retired three years ago. At 78, he is still married to his first wife and is an involved grandparent to his two grandchildren from two daughters.
Retirement has not meant slowing down for Mr. Meier and he certainly hasn’t ceased working. Since retiring, he has focused on managing and maintaining a number of properties that he owns throughout Switzerland. Not surprisingly, Mr. Meier has lived comfortably and in relative wealth together with his wife in a one-family chalet.