Dietrich Mateschitz

Dietrich Mateschitz is a renowned Austrian entrepreneur and a self-made billionaire. He is the founder of the Red Bull energy drink company and holds a 49% stake in the company. His net worth is estimated to be $7.1 billion, making him one of the richest people in Austria and also in the world. The billionaire resides in Salzburg, Austria and owns luxurious properties such as the Laucala Island, which he purchased at a price of £7 million from the Forbes family, and a $1.7 million DeepFlight Super Falcon submarine.

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Besides being involved in his energy drinking company, Mateschitz has also invested heavily in sports. He owns a number of sports clubs and sponsors various types of extreme sports.  On November 2004, he purchased the Jaguar Formula One team, which was later renamed Red Bull Racing. He also purchased the former F1 circuit Al-Ring and renamed it the Red Bull Ring. On April 2005, Mateschitz purchased SV Austria Salzburg, an Austrian football club. Later that year, he partnered with Gerhard Berger, a former F1 Driver, and bought Minardi team. On March 2006, he bought MetroStarrs, which was subsequently renamed Red Bull New York.

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On May 2009, Mateschitz founded RB Leipzig, a German football club in which he was named the owner. Mateschitz is also the owner of EHC Munchen, which is a German ice hockey club that was renamed Red Bull Munchen. Besides being a sports enthusiast, Mateschitz also loves flying planes and enjoys flying a Piper Super Cub and a Falcon 900. He holds a pilot license and keeps a collection of old planes, including a Douglas DC-6B, which was once owned by Marshal Josip Broz Tito. Mateschitz also owns one of Austria’s top society magazines, Seitenblicke. This self-made billionaire has never married. However, he has a son from a previous relationship.

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