Where is Donald Stellwag now? Big Mäck Today Explained

By Louie Fecou
Published: April 2, 2023

Where is Donald Stellwag now? Following the insightful Netflix documentary, we explore where the Big Mäck is today.

We are diving into a true crime documentary film on Netflix, Big. Written and directed by Fabienne Hurst & Andreas Spinrath, Big Mäck: Gangsters and Gold takes a deep dive into the life of one of Germany’s most infamous criminals, Donald Stellwag.

The incredibly twisted and almost unbelievable story is told through the testimony of ex-co-workers and childhood friends, but the public gets to hear Donald’s side of the story for the first time.

This article will focus on the aftermath of the events and explain where Donald Stellwag is now.

Who is Donald Stellwag?

Donald Stellwag was born in 1957. His father was a US soldier, posted to Germany, and he was raised by his grandparents in Fuchsstadt when his father returned home, and his mother died. He would quickly move to Frankfurt, where he would enter the business world.

Donald would start an ill-fated scaffolding business, and his deteriorating health would lead to the business going bankrupt, and his own experiments with hard drugs seemed to be a way of self-medicating.

With his life expectancy fading fast, Donald would begin a criminal career, selling drugs and opening illegal casinos. When the Berlin Wall would be brought down, he would look for a new start in the Eastern States. There he would become a salesperson, making waves in the Drucker publishing industry.

What did Donald Stellwag do?

In 1992 he would be convicted of a bank robbery. He would remain falsely imprisoned until 2001. Donald would receive government compensation for his false imprisonment and other suits he filed. He would also earn money for product placements during interviews after he was released.

He would serve nine years before being released and would consistently say he was innocent.

When further bank robberies occurred while Stellwag was in prison matching the same method as the one Stellwag was imprisoned for, it did seem there was more going on than first thought, and eventually, the police would catch the person behind the crimes, and Stellwag was freed.

Donald would once again fall foul of the law on the 15th of December, 2009. A truck transporting gold was approached by a police car on Autobahn 81, but the police car was fake, and the gold was looted.

When those responsible for the crime were apprehended, they named Donald Stellwag in the planning of the crime.

Where is Donald Stellwag today?

At the time of writing, Stellwag lives in his country home in Germany.

The medical examiner stated he was unfit to stand trial or be imprisoned.

Is Donald Stellwag alive?

Donald Stellwag is alive. He is cared for by his friend and business partner, Frank Vogel.

What is Donald Stellwag’s net worth?

According to Net Worth Post, Donald Stellwag has a net worth of $700,000.

According to various other sources, his net worth is $2 million. We imagine it is somewhere in between.

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