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Susanne Klatten, the wealthiest woman in Germany and the 38th richest in the world is the co- owner with her brother Stefan Quandt of the family inherited the auto business, Altana, and BMW with a net the worth of $17.4 Billion.
|Date of Birth||28 April 1962|
|Source of Wealth||BMW, Pharmaceuticals|
|Residence||Bad Homburg, Germany|
|Education||MBA, International Institute for Management and Development|
A graduate in business finance, Susanne Klatten worked for an advertising agency “Young & Rubicam” before she took up the courses in marketing management at the “University of Buckingham”.
After her father’s death, Susanne Klatten inherited 50.1% interest in his father’s pharmaceutical and chemicals company “Altana” leading it to the heights of success.
Susanne Klatten’s valuable contributions include the one to the German political party, the Christian Democratic Union.
She was awarded the Bayerischer Verdienstorden, the Bavarian Order of Merit in 2007.
Altana, Susanne Klatten's father’s pharmaceutical and Chemicals Company was inherited by her with the share of 50.1%.
Susanne Klatten also has a stake of 12.50% in BMW and is one among the board of members.
Susanne Klatten owns a house in Bad Homburg. Her property is in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
She owns the Alpine ski resort where she is often found to visit in winter months with her husband Jan.
The BMW heiress holds 12.4% stakes in the family owned business.
Susanne Klatten holds stakes Nordex AG, a soil additive company Geohumus and carbon and graphite producer SGL Group.
She was appointed to the supervisory board of BMW with her brother Stefan Quandt in 1997.
Susanne Klatten’s business excelled when she joined with Dresdner Bank in London, the bank Bankhaus Reuschel & Co, and McKinsey, the Munich branch of management consultants.
She also became Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of the SGL group in 2013.
Police prevented an attempt to kidnap Susanne Klatten in 1978.
The favorite pass time of Susanne Klatten is playing golf and skiing.
Susanne Klatten is the owner of the Alpine Ski Resort, wherein she spends time during winters along with her family.