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The New Top 5 Richest People in the Germany.

Germany is one of the most expensive countries, so it might come as no surprise that it’s home to some of the world’s mega-rich. Of the 2,755 wealthiest people on the Forbes 2021 list, 136 of them are Germans. Many of these elite figures belong to famously wealthy Japanese families who have run multinational companies for generations.

Germany has a social market economy with a highly skilled labor force, a low level of corruption, and a high level of innovation. It is the world’s third-largest exporter and third-largest importer of goods and has the largest economy in Europe, which is also the world’s fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP, and the fifth-largest by PPP.

Since the beginning of time, this great nation has been able to catapult into being the greatest in the industries that make a country grow. Impeccable individuals from Germany have created corporations, industries, franchises, and have undertaken humanitarian purposes to capture the minds of the world.

In today’s article, we will take a look at the top 5 richest people in Germany that have created their wealth through creating employment and rising above the challenges to be who they are now according to Forbes

Without wasting much time let’s dive in.

Rank Name of PersonalityEstimated Net Worth
#1Beate Heister (b. Albrecht) & Karl Albrecht Jr.39.2 billion
#2Dieter Schwarz36.9 billion
#3Susanne Klatten27.7 billion
#4Klaus-Michael Kühne26.3 billion
#5Stefan Quandt21.6 billion

Beate Heister

Beate Heister (born 5 October 1951) is a German billionaire heiress. She is one of the two children of Karl Albrecht, who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. Together with her brother Karl Albrecht Jr., she has a net worth of US$41.3 billion, as of 2020. She is married to Peter Heister, and they have six children. She, her husband Peter, and their son Peter Max Heister, all sit on Aldi’s advisory board.

Dieter Schwarz

n 2009, he was estimated to be worth 10 billion euros. As of October 2012, he was estimated to be worth 12 billion euros, an increase from 11.5 billion euro in 2011.[6] In 2013, he was estimated to be worth €19.6 billion and ranked the 24th richest person in the world. As of February 2014, he was ranked as the 23rd richest person in the world in the Hurun Report Global Rich List.

Susanne Klatten

On her father’s death, she inherited his 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer Altana. She sits on Altana’s supervisory board and helped transform it into a world-class corporation in the German DAX list of 30 top companies. In 2006 Altana AG sold its pharmaceutical activities to Nycomed for €4.5 billion, leaving only its specialty chemicals business. As of January 2022, her net worth was estimated at US$23.4 billion, ranking her the richest woman in Germany and the 65th richest person in the world according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Klaus-Michael Kühne

Klaus-Michael Kühne (born 2 June 1937) is a German billionaire businessman. He is the honorary chairman and majority owner (53.3%) of the international transport company Kühne + Nagel, co-founded by his grandfather, August Kühne (1855-1932). In 1963, he joined his father Alfred Kühne (1895–1981) as a junior partner and has lived in Switzerland since 1975, in the city Schindellegi, the location of the Kühne + Nagel headquarters. He became CEO of the company in 1996.

As of October 2021, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, estimated Kühne’s net worth at US$36.2 billion, making him the richest person in Germany. The Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg is named after him.

Stefan Quandt

is a German billionaire heir, engineer, and industrialist. As of October 2021, his net worth is estimated at US$23.2 billion and ranked at number 89 on Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

You can also read more about the top richest people inGermany on wikipedia. You can also check out our list for the top 10 richest people in Kenya also here: georgeweb.org

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