Curt Engelhorn is a German businessman and according to Forbes he has a net worth of $6.6 billion. This figure is somewhat disputed and some feel that his net worth should be counted as $4 billion only as he has transferred around $2.6 billion to his children. Keeping aside this debate, Curt is the head of the pharmaceutical companies – Boehringer Manheim & DuPuy. He had led these companies for more than 3 ½ decades.
In 1997 Curt sold both his pharma companies to Hoffman- La Roche for $10 – 11 billion. It is estimated that Engelhorn made $4.4 billion on this deal. Apart from being a businessman, Engelhorn sponsors the Heidelberg Center for American Studies and funds it with more than $400,000 each year. The Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim is also supported by him. Curt is also the grandson of Friedrich Engelhorn who founded the BASF, a renowned German chemical company.
Curt Engelhorn was born in Munich and he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA degree. The billionaire is married to Heidemarie Engelhorn with whom he has five children. The couple owns a number of real estate properties in France, a ranch in Spain and a chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland. Curt Engelhorn prefers to live in his chalet.
Read also : The Billionaires of Germany