In 2017, Damian Merlak was first on the list of the 100 richest Slovenes. For his first million, he bought an electric car from Tesla Model S and a plot in Portorož. Later he built a luxurious house there. He uses it when in Slovenia, although he spends most of his time in Malta, where he rents a house with a swimming pool. Last year he bought a high-rise apartment in an elite location in Dubai. He is currently in Dubai, and in a telephone conversation at the announcement of the list of the richest, he first confided to us: “Since the spread of the coronavirus, I haven’t even had a cold.” .