In this post, we have compiled an excellent list of the Richest Man in Germany 2019, Top 10 German Billionaires. This list comprises of a brief description of each their business plus an intro into how they got such huge amounts of money. We have also included the net worth of each of the Richest Men as put out by Forbes to help you get a better idea of how much they are worth personally.
List Of The Richest Man In Germany 2019 | Top 10 German Billionaires
1. Dieter Schwarz
- Net Worth: $22.1 Billion
- Date Of Birth: September 24, 1939
Dieter Schwarz was born on the 24th of September 1939. Dieter Schwarz is a German entrepreneur and the owner of the popular Schwarz-Gruppe. Dieter Schwarz is both the chairman and CEO of the large supermarket chain Lidl and the hypermarket chain Kaufland. He was born on the 24th of September 1939. Dieter Schwarz took control of Schwarz & Lidl discount chain in 1977 after the death of his father, Joseph Schwarz. He is the richest man in Germany with a net worth of $22.1 billion.
2. Theodore Albrecht Jr
- Net Worth: $21.4 Billion
- Date Of Birth: 1950
Theodor “Theo” Albrecht Jr. is currently the second richest man in Germany. Theodore Albrecht born in 1950 is a German billionaire businessman, the son of Theo Albrecht, co-founder of Aldi. Theodore and his brother Berthold became the owners of the German supermarket chain Aldi Nord and US supermarket chain Traders after the death of their father Theo Albrecht In 2010, but Berthold, his brother died in 2012. Theo Albrecht Jr. Who is the sole heir of his brother Berthold, inherited the fortune, which originally grew from a corner grocery store opened back in 1913.
3. Klaus-Michael Kühne
- Net Worth: $19.1 Billion
- Date Of Birth: June 2, 1937
Klaus-Michael Kühne was born on the 2nd of June 1937. Klaus-Michael Kühne is the honorary chairman and majority owner (with more than half) of the international transport company Kühne and Nagel, which was co-founded by his grandfather, August Kühne. Klaus-Michael joined his late father Alfred Kühne as a junior partner in 1963 and has lived in Switzerland since 1975, in the city Schindellegi, the location of the Kühne + Nagel headquarters. Kühne’s net worth currently according to Forbes is US$ 19.1 billion. He is the third richest person in Germany.
4. Stefan Quandt
- Net Worth: $18.4 Billion
- Date Of Birth: May 9, 1966
Stefan Quandt was born on the 9th of May 1966. He is a German billionaire heir, engineer, and industrialist. Stefan Quandt was born in Bad Homburg in Germany. His parents are Herbert Quandt and Johanna Quandt. Stefan Quandt studied engineering at the University of R Karlsruhe from 1987 to 1993. With a net worth of $15.9 billion, Stefan Quandt is the second richest man in Germany.
5. Georg Schaeffler
- Net Worth: $14.8 Billion
- Date Of Birth: October 19, 1964
Schaeffler was born in Erlangen. Georg Schaeffler studied business and economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland from 1986 to 1990. After graduating in 1990, he started working within the Schaeffler Group till 1996. Georg Schaeffler later received a law degree and masters from Duke University, he then began to practice international business law in Dallas. He reached the ranks of lieutenant after serving in the German armed forces for two years in the air force reserves. Schaeffler has a net worth of US$14.8 billion according to Forbes. Schaeffler was ranked 21 on Forbes’ list of global billionaires 2018. He and his mother’s (Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler) combined wealth is estimated to be US$34 billion.
6. Hasso Plattner
- Net Worth: $12 billion
- Date Of Birth: January 21, 1944
Hasso Plattner was born on the 21st of January 1944. He is a German businessman. Hasso Plattner is a co-founder of SAP SE software company. He became the chairman of the supervisory board of SAP SE on May 2003. As at the time of updating this article, Forbes reported that he has a net worth of $12 billion.
7. Dietmar Hopp
- Net Worth: $10.2 Billion
- Date Of Birth: April 26, 1940
Dietmar Hopp was born on the 26th of April 1940. Dietmar Hopp is a German billionaire software entrepreneur. In 1972, Dietmar Hopp co-founded SAP AG with other former IBM employees, Hans Werner Hector, Claus Wellenreuther, Hasso Plattner and Klaus Tschira. He has a net worth of $10.6 billion, which made him the seventh richest man in Germany.
8. Michael Otto
- Net Worth: $10.2 Billion
- Date Of Birth: April 12, 1943
Michael Otto was born on the 12th of April 1943, in Chełmno in Germany. He is the head of German Otto Group. With sales of $24 billion in the fiscal year of 2013, The Otto Group is regarded as the world’s largest mail-order company. As a result of the rise in internet sales, Otto Group has been able to maintain its status as the Web’s biggest retailer second only to Amazon.com. Michael Otto with a net worth of $9.3 billion in the 6th richest man in Germany.
9. August von Finck, Jr.
- Net Worth: $8.7 Billion
- Date Of Birth: March 11, 1930
August von Finck Jr. Was born in 1930. He is the son of August von Finck Sr. Although a German citizen, August von Finck resides in Switzerland. He is the 9th richest person in Germany. He is married with four children and lives in Thurgau, Switzerland. His eldest son is August François von Finck. According to Forbes, he had a net worth of $8.7 billion.
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