Friede Springer, the German publisher, is the 5th and final wife of Axel Springer and she has a net worth of $3 billion. She had inherited 52% of the media company that was founded by her late husband, Axel Springer. Verlag is one of the leading publishing groups in Germany. In fact, on last count, it publishes as many as 230 newspapers in 34 countries.
The most famous and popular publications include Die Welt – the leading German conservative daily and Bild Zeitung – the largest tabloid in Germany. It also published the foreign language editions of the leading magazine, Forbes, in Poland and Russia. In 2002 Friede took a decision to install Mathias Dopfner as the new Chairman of the Board. Presently Mrs Springer is the executive manager of Springer Holding and manager of Axel Springer AG.
She is very well known for her philanthropic activities. She is very active in many philanthropic organizations and is the recipient of many awards. She has played a big role in promoting scientific and cultural relations and dialogue across the world. The billionaire who is in her seventies now lives in Berlin and she is a very good friend of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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