Germany is one of the strongest economies in the world now. After the reunification of the country, it has surged in all dimensions. The industrialization has been tremendous in the country and many people have contributed towards the success of the Global economy of the country. There are many billionaires in the country and plenty of rich people. Here are the Top 10 richest people in Germany today in 2015.
10. Hasso Plattner
He is the founder of multinational company SAP and is one of the richest people in the world. He also has majority stakes in the hockey team of San Jose Sharks. He has a total worth of $8.8 billion now and is 147th richest in the world.
9. Klaus Michael Kuehne
He is one of the richest German and ranked 9th in the list. He heads the transportation company, Kuehne + Nagel. His total worth as of now is $10.4 billion.
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8. Johanna Quandt
She is one of the richest women in the world. She took over after her husband Herbert Quandt died in 1982. She rescued BMW from near collapse and reestablished the brand. She currently has a net worth of $12.8 billion and is 8th on the list.
7. Georg Schaeffler
He is one of the biggest industrialists in Germany. He heads the Schaeffler Group which is in the making industry of roller bearings. The group makes the bearings for cars and airplanes as well. His current wealth is around $14.3 billion.
6. Stefan Quandt
He is one of the German Industrialists who own 17.5% of luxury car BMW. Son of Herbert and Juanna Quandt, Stefan has made to the list with his current wealth of worth around $14.9 billion.
5. Susanne Klatten
She was inherited with stakes of BMW and thanks to it, she is now the richest woman in Germany and 5th on the list. She has a wealth of $17.4 billion net worth.
4. Michael Otto
He is the king of Internet Retail in Germany. His imaginative named Otto Group is the second largest in Internet Retail after Amazon. His present wealth is around $18.4 billion and is 4th on the list.
3. Theo Albrecht Jr
He is one of the most powerful businessmen in Germany. Theo has inherited supermarket chains of Aldi Nord and Trader Joe’s. He has successfully managed the supermarket chain and is now the 3rd richest person of Germany. He is also the 36th richest person in the world. He has a worth of around $19.4 billion as of now.
2. Dieter Schwarz
The second richest person of Germany is also the king of Supermarket chains. He owns two of most successful supermarket chains Lidl and Kaufland. His current worth is around $21.1 billion as of now.
1. Karl Albrecht
He is the Grocery King and his presence can be felt all over the world. His grocery chain Aldi Sud has 4800 stores in nine countries in the world. His net worth is around $25 billion and the richest person of Germany.
These people are very influential and have contributed at large to the surging if German Economy.