After previews for the September 21 episode of Below Deck Mediterranean suggested that charter guest Eric Cotsen was not going to tip the crew, fans were left on a cliffhanger. Fortunately, Cotsen was only playing with the Wellington staff and ended up leaving a very generous piece of cash. Still, as one of the few charter guests not to leave a tip, he almost went down in Below Deck history, causing fans to be curious to know who he is.
The ups and downs of the crew of a mega-yacht cruising the Mediterranean Sea revolve around Deck Med below. During the charter season, the crew-turned-cast work and live together, welcoming visitors and doing their best to provide five-star service. The team met Eric this time around as one of the guests onboard the ship. He chartered the yacht to have a nice time with the crew, including a “naughty game evening.” So who’s Eric Cotsen, exactly?
The guy is a retired developer, according to Cheat Sheet, who used to partner with a college-prep company called the Princeton Review. Eric belongs to one of Malibu’s wealthiest families and definitely appears to be younger than his age. Actor D.C., his former personal assistant, is “Douglas, who defines him as a chilled-out guy, refers to him in his blog as a” 30-year-old Beverly Hills trust fund bachelor. Douglas spoke about his responsibilities and how they worked, which kind of looked like a fraternity in college. On Instagram, Eric can be found sharing videos and pictures of his journey on the yacht.
The richness of Eric goes back to the preceding century. The CEO of Neutrogena was his dad, Lloyd E. Cotsen. Not just that, Mr. Cotsen was once the 47th richest person in Malibu, according to The Malibu Times. That means he was like Steven Spielberg and David Geffen among wealthy individuals. Lloyd was noted to be worth $590 million based on the list compiled in the year 2000. He made nearly $148 million after becoming Neutrogena’s CEO in 1982 before the company was sold to Johnson and Johnson in 1994.