Top 20 Richest People In Germany

Top 20 Richest People In Germany

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  1. Dieter Schwarz

Net Worth: $22.1 billion

Dieter Schwarz is a German billionaire businessman, and owner of the Schwarz-Gruppe. He is the chairman and CEO of the supermarket chain Lidl, and the hypermarket chain Kaufland. After the death of his father Josef Schwarz in 1977, he took control of the Schwarz & Lidl discount chain and expanded the business outside of Germany.



  1. Theodore Albrecht Jr

Net Worth: $21.4 billion

Theodor Albrecht Jris a German billionaire businessman and son of Theo Albrecht, co-founder of Aldi. After death of his father in 2010, he owns the ownership of the German supermarket chain Aldi Nord and US supermarket chain Trader. In January 2018, a report by Forbes claim Albrecht’s net worth is as $22.4 billion.



  1. Klaus-Michael Kühne

Net Worth: $19.1 billion

Klaus-Michael Kühne chairman and 53.30% shareholder of the international transport company Kühne and Nagel, co-founded by his grandfather. In 1963, he joined his family business as a junior partner and enhance companies the city Schindellegi, the location of the Kühne and Nagel headquarters.



  1. Stefan Quandt

Net Worth: $18.4 billion

Stefan Quandtis a German billionaire heir, engineer and industrialist. He studied engineering from University of Karlsruhe in 1993. After studies he worked for Datacard Group of Minneapolis as a marketing manager in Hong Kong. On his father’s death in 1982 he inherited 17.4% of BMW




  1. Georg Schaeffler

Net Worth: $14.8 billion

Georg Schaeffleris a German billionaire businessman, owner of 80% of the holding company INA Holding Schaeffler GmbH & Co. KG, which includes Schaeffler AG. He is the head of the supervisory board of Schaeffler Group and a member of the supervisory board of Continental AG. Schaeffler was graduated in business and economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.



  1. HassoPlattner

Net Worth: $12 billion

Hasso Plattner is a German businessman and co-founder of SAP SE software company, he has been chairman of the supervisory board of SAP SE since May 2003. Plattner earned his honorary doctorate in 2002 and his honorary professorship in 2004 from the University of Potsdam.



  1. Dietmar Hopp

Net Worth: $10.2 billion

Dietmar Hopp is a German billionaire software entrepreneur. He was one of the founders of SAP SE in 1972 with other former IBM employees. Hopp was the CEO of SAP SE (then SAP AG) from 1988 to 1998. He kept about 10% of the company’s shares after leaving the board. In 2006, Hoppcreating one of the largest foundations in Europe by investing 70% of his wealth to a charitable foundation Dietmar-Hopp-Stiftung.



  1. Michael Otto

Net Worth: $10.2 billion

Michael Otto is the head of German Otto Group, the world’s largest mail order company. Otto also maintains its position as the Web’s second-biggest retailer. Otto and his family own extensive real estate in Canada and in the United States, shopping centers in Germany and part of home-furnishings chain Crate & Barrel.



  1. August von Finck

Net Worth: $8.7 billion

August von Finckis a Swiss-based German billionaire businessman. He is the grandson of Wilhelm von Finck, who started a private bank in 1870 that became Merck Finck & Co. In January 2015, according to Forbes, he had a net worth of $7.7 billion.



  1. Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler

Net Worth: $6.7 billion

Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffleris one of the owners of Schaeffler Group, one of the world’s largest producers of rolling bearings. Schaeffler served as a CSU delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2004.



  1. Reinhold Wuerth

Net Worth: $6.7 billion

Reinhold Würth is a German businessman and art collector. He took over his father’s tiny wholesale screw business at age 19 and built it into the Adolf Würth Group, which posted $13 billion in sales in 2013. As of 2018 the collection contains over 18,000 works, specializing in art created from the late 19th century to today.



  1. Heinz Hermann Thiele

Net Worth: $6.4 billion

Heinz Hermann Thiele is a German businessman, chairman of Knorr-Bremse, a German brakes maker, and chairman of Vossloh a German transport technology manufacturer. As of January 2015, a report from Forbes declared Thiele has a net worth of $6.9 billion.



  1. Curt Engelhorn

Net Worth: $6.2 billion

Curt Engelhorn was a German billionaire heir, businessman andthe great-grandson of Friedrich Engelhorn, the founder of the chemical company BASF. For more than three 30 years, Engelhorn led the pharmaceutical companies Boehringer Mannheim and DePuy Inc. Engelhorn complete graduations in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.



  1. Karl-Heinz Kipp

Net Worth: $5.0 billion

Karl-Heinz Kippwas a German billionaire, and founder of the Massa department store chain. He sold the business but kept the property, and had a large property portfolio. Kipp began his career in 1948 selling clothes and opened his first Massa department store in 1965. The Massa stores were introduced on the German stock market in 1986. In 2017, Forbes estimated his net wealth as $4.9 billion.



  1. Heinrich Deichmann

Net Worth: $4.6 billion

Heinrich Deichmann is a German businessman and investor. He leads the family business Heinrich Deichmann-Schuhe GmbH founded by his father Heinz-Horst Deichmann, who was a medical doctor and entrepreneur in Germany. Heinrich Deichmann is one of the richest Germans with an estimated Net Worth as of March 2015 with US$4.7 billion.



  1. Ludwig Merckle

Net Worth: $4.5 billion

Ludwig Merckle is a German business magnate and CEO of Merckle Service GmbH. Ludwig Merckle started his career as a strategic consultant at Roland Berger in 1993. In 1995, he joined the family business as an assistant manager. In 1997, he was promoted to CEO of Merckle GmbH.Ludwig Merckle earned degree in Business Information Technology  from the University of Mannheim.



  1. Michael Herz

Net Worth: $4.5 billion

Michael Herz is an American film producer, director and screenwriter. He is the co-founders of Troma Entertainment, the world’s longest running independent film studio, known for their comedic horror films, including the cult favorite Toxic Avenger series and Tromeo and Juliet. Herz studied law at New York University.



  1. Wolfgang Herz

Net Worth: $4.5 billion

Wolfgang Herz is a German businessman, co-owner of the German coffee shop and retail chain Tchibo. Herz is the son of Max and Ingeburg Herz. His father co-founded Tchibo in 1949 with Carl Tchilinghiryan. as of January 2015, According to Forbes, Herz has a net worth of $4.1 billion.




  1. Guenther Fielmann

Net Worth: $4.4 billion

Günther Fielmannis the founder, majority shareholder and chief executive officer of Fielmann AG, a German optics company focusing on retail eyewear. In 2000 Fielmann received the Federal Cross of Merit First Class from the state of Schleswig-Holstein. In 2011 Fielmann was accepted into the Hall of Fame of manager magazin.



  1. Aloys Wobben

Net Worth: $4.2 billion

Aloys Wobben is a German business tycoon, founder and owner of the wind turbine company Enercon. With a global market share of about 7%, Aloys Wobben’s Enercon is one of the world’s largest producers of wind turbines. The company generates around $6 billion in annual revenue.

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