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Rate Billionaires in Germany

Theo and Karl Albrecht

Theo and Karl Albrecht

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
5
3
Net Worth$25bn
CompanyAldi
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1913
Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht

Age:
94
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
3
3
Net Worth$25bn
CompanyAldi Sud
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1914
Dieter Schwarz

Dieter Schwarz

Age:
74
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
2
4
Net Worth$21.1bn
CompanySchwarz Group
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1930
Theo Albrecht, Jr.

Theo Albrecht, Jr.

Age:
63
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
3
2
Net Worth$19.3bn
CompanyAldi Nord
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1913
Michael Otto

Michael Otto

Age:
70
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
2
1
Net Worth$18.4bn
CompanyOtto Group
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(mail order retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1949
Johanna Quandt

Johanna Quandt

Age:
73
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$17.8bn
CompanyBMW
IndustryConsumer
(cars)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1916
Susanne Klatten

Susanne Klatten

Age:
51
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$17.4bn
CompanyBMW
IndustryConsumer
(cars)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1916
Stefan Quandt

Stefan Quandt

Age:
47
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$14.9bn
CompanyBMW
IndustryConsumer
(cars)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1916
Georg Schaeffler

Georg Schaeffler

Age:
49
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$14.3bn
CompanySchaeffler Group
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(roller bearings)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1946
Leo Kirch

Leo Kirch

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$12bn
CompanyKirch Group
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1956
Klaus-Michael Kuehne

Klaus-Michael Kuehne

Age:
76
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$10.4bn
CompanyKuhne + Nagel
IndustryOther
(transportation)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1890
Hasso Plattner

Hasso Plattner

Age:
70
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.8bn
CompanySAP AG
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1972
Ludwig Merckle

Ludwig Merckle

Age:
49
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.6bn
CompanyRatiopharm
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1881
August von Finck

August von Finck

Age:
83
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.3bn
CompanyAllianz, Merk Finck & Co
IndustryDiversified financial
(banking/insurance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1890
Haniel family

Haniel family

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$8.1bn
CompanyFranz Haniel & Cie
IndustryDiversified financial
()
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1756
Reinhold Wuerth

Reinhold Wuerth

Age:
78
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$7.7bn
CompanyAdolf Wurth Group
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(screws)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1945
Klaus Tschira

Klaus Tschira

Age:
73
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$7.5bn
CompanySAP AG
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1972
Heinz Hermann Thiele

Heinz Hermann Thiele

Age:
72
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$7.2bn
CompanyKnorr-Bremse AG
IndustryConsumer
(brake systems)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1905
Dietmar Hopp

Dietmar Hopp

Age:
73
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
1
0
Net Worth$7bn
CompanySAP AG
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1972
Curt Engelhorn

Curt Engelhorn

Age:
74
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.4bn
CompanyBASF/Boehringer Mannheim/DePuy
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1865
Friedrich Flick

Friedrich Flick

Age:
74
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.3bn
CompanyFriedrich Flick Industrial Holding
IndustryMoney Management
(coal)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1919
Karl-Heinz Kipp

Karl-Heinz Kipp

Age:
90
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyMassa
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1965
Merck family

Merck family

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$5bn
CompanyMerck
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1668
Heinz-Horst Deichmann

Heinz-Horst Deichmann

Age:
87
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyHeinrich Deichmann-Schuhe
IndustryConsumer
(shoes)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1913
Erivan Haub

Erivan Haub

Age:
81
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanyTenglemann Group
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1867
Gunter Herz

Gunter Herz

Age:
60
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.8bn
CompanyMaxingvest AG
IndustryConsumer
(coffee)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1949
Rolf Gerling

Rolf Gerling

Age:
46
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.7bn
CompanyGerling Konzern
IndustryHedge funds
(insurance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1904
Dieter von Holtzbrinck

Dieter von Holtzbrinck

Age:
59
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.6bn
CompanyHoltzbrinck
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1948
Henkel family

Henkel family

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.6bn
CompanyHenkel AG
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(chemicals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1876
Dieter Schnabel

Dieter Schnabel

Age:
68
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.5bn
CompanyHelm AG
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(chemicals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1950
Reinhard Mohn

Reinhard Mohn

Age:
79
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.5bn
CompanyBertelsmann
IndustryMedia
(publishing)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1835
Michael Herz

Michael Herz

Age:
70
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.5bn
CompanyMaxingvest AG
IndustryConsumer
(coffee)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1949
Wolfgang Herz

Wolfgang Herz

Age:
63
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.5bn
CompanyMaxingvest AG
IndustryConsumer
(coffee)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1949
Rudolf Oetker

Rudolf Oetker

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
1
0
Net Worth$4.4bn
CompanyOetker-Gruppe
IndustryConsumer
(food)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1891
Guenter Herz & Family

Guenter Herz & Family

Age:
73
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.4bn
CompanyMaxingvest AG
IndustryConsumer
(coffee)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1949
Elizabeth Mohn

Elizabeth Mohn

Age:
73
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.2bn
CompanyBertelsmann
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1835
Ralph Dommermuth

Ralph Dommermuth

Age:
50
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.2bn
CompanyUnited Internet
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(internet provider)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1988
Friede Springer

Friede Springer

Age:
71
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.2bn
CompanyAxel Sbringer AG
IndustryMedia
(publishing)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1946
Boehringer family

Boehringer family

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4.1bn
CompanyPoehringer Ingelheim
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1885
Erich Kellerhals

Erich Kellerhals

Age:
75
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$4bn
CompanyMedia Markt
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1963
Heinz-Georg Baus

Heinz-Georg Baus

Age:
80
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.9bn
CompanyBauhaus
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(home improvement retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1960
Andreas von Bechtolsheim

Andreas von Bechtolsheim

Age:
58
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.8bn
CompanySun Microsystems
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(microchips)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1982
Otto Beisheim

Otto Beisheim

Age:
72
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.8bn
CompanyMetro AG
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(groceries)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1963
Madeleine Schickedanz

Madeleine Schickedanz

Age:
52
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.8bn
CompanyQuelle Versand
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1927
Aloys Wobben

Aloys Wobben

Age:
62
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.7bn
CompanyEnercon
IndustryEnergy
(wind energy)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1984
Axel Oberwelland

Axel Oberwelland

Age:
47
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.7bn
CompanyStorck
IndustryConsumer
(candy)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1903
Michael Stoschek

Michael Stoschek

Age:
66
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.7bn
CompanyBrose
IndustryConsumer
(auto parts)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1919
Guenther Fielmann

Guenther Fielmann

Age:
74
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.7bn
CompanyFielmann AG
IndustryOther
(glasses)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1972
Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler

Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler

Age:
72
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.6bn
CompanySchaeffler Group
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(roller bearings)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1946
Yvonne Bauer

Yvonne Bauer

Age:
36
Citizenship
Germany
Region:
Europe
0
0
Net Worth$3.5bn
CompanyBauer Media Group
IndustryMedia
(media)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1875

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