Who’s the richest car guy on the planet?

Interesting | March 20th, 2013 by 7
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Despite stereotypical assumptions, the richest car guy on the planet is not even a guy, but rather a woman. According to Forbes Billionaires List, BMW …

Despite stereotypical assumptions, the richest car guy on the planet is not even a guy, but rather a woman. According to Forbes Billionaires List, BMW heir Susanne Klatten is the richest person in the auto industry. The 50-year-old German is 58th richest person in the world with $14.3 billion, up $1.3 billion from a great 2012 year for the German automaker.

Susanne Klatten is the daughter of Johanna and Herbert Quandt who is regarded as having saved BMW when it was at the point of bankruptcy. Her father left her a 12.50% stake in BMW and was appointed to the supervisory board of BMW with her brother Stefan Quandt in 1997.

Klatten additionally controls chemical manufacturer Altana and holds stakes in wind power outfits and carbon and graphite producers.

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Other billionaires to get rich through the car industry are Hyundai’s Chung Mong-Koo (No. 191, $6.3 billion) and notorious Tesla founder Elon Musk (No. 527, $2.7 billion). United States and China have the most auto-made billionaires, with six and five respectively.

Full article at Forbes

7 responses to “Who’s the richest car guy on the planet?”

  1. fredyschiftan@aol.com says:

    That is why BMW is not like all other Car Co. she takes care of what happens to the Brand. Its a personal care since she grew up with the Company and has an eye on what happens., Good luck to you Ms Klatten we also love BMW .

    • E46 says:

      Behind every strong Man, there’s always a Super Strong WOMAN. Off the record, i have to say “I like her eyes”!

  2. Michael DeAmicis says:

    Sehr gut!

  3. ManniMan says:

    This lady deserves all the money she gets after giving us all of these ultimate driving machines. You don’t pay more than what you would pay for an equivalent Mercedes and are similarily priced as an equivalent Audi so you’re clearly getting a good deal. Cheers Sussane! Proud to be a beema fan

  4. Giom says:

    This is why BMW is unique in so many different ways.

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