By the time Cole Moscatel completed his homeschool high school at sixteen, he already owned several successful pet grooming businesses in L.A.’s Bernardino County. It wasn’t long before the voraciously entrepreneurial teen built a small if not especially sexy empire that included a debt collection office, a travel agency, and a commercial real estate development firm.
The young success of the now just 24-year-old businessman and his wife and business partner Kelsea Moscatel begat an insatiable taste for the more expensive things in life along with a tireless penchant for self-promotion that in short order have manifested into oodles of media coverage, a reality show that only airs on their own social media channels, and an unabashedly elitist lifestyle and travel brand they call Snob World. So the stories go, Snob World, which bills itself as a concierge to the rich and famous, has helped clients get hard-to-come-by tickets to A-list Hollywood parties and last year managed to procure and deliver two COVID-19 tests from the U.S. to Russia, via private jet, of course, to a rich Russian client.
Moscatel grew up in San Bernardino County, in the affluent community of Redlands, and he and Kelsea initially made their home in that area. However, in 2017, his family home in Redlands, where he and then pregnant Kelsea lived with his then 79-year-old father, was set ablaze when a hoverboard caught fire. Lawsuits were filed. (Tax records show the nearly 10,000 square foot mansion, on almost five acres, is owned by the elder Moscatel and has a couple of times over the last few years been under threat of foreclosure.)
With their home in ashes and stars in their eyes, the Moscatels packed up and high-tailed it to Los Angeles where they rented a home above L.A.’s Sunset Strip from DJ Calvin Harris for $35,000 per month. With claims the house had myriad problems from the get-go, including hot water issues and a sound system that did not work properly, the Moscatels soon — you got it — filed a lawsuit against Harris that sought to nullify the lease contract.