At the very least the man respects you and might listen if you talked.
All the more reason you should be trying to engage him on appointments.

Puppets don’t have opinions of themselves let alone opinions of others. Neither do puppets listen. They do as they are guided by the strings attached. They make motions from the hands of control above.

The celebrity pseudo-billionaire, is a puppet to his debt. He will make the motions just as he is told by those to whom this debt is beholden.