Guenther Fielmann is the founder and CEO of Fielmann AG and has an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion. He is the 28th richest man in Germany and much of his net worth is acquired through his company Fielmann AG. It sells more than 50% of the prescription glasses in Germany and today it is easily the largest chain of optical stores in Europe. There are more than 670 shops across Europe including prominent locations in Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands etc.
It has been a magnificent journey for Fielmann AG which opened its first store in 1972 in Cuxhaven. Guenther Fielmann is the Chief Executive Officer of the company which was made public in 1994. In 2002 he bought the Plon Castle and renovated it extensively. The man himself is a master optometrist approved by the state and trains the optometrists in the castle.
Guenther Fielmann, along with his children, own 71% of the shares in the company which has actually seen a huge increase in value and thereby pushed his net worth by almost $500 million dollars in 2013. He is an environmentalist too and grows a tree for every employee that he has. He also owns an organic farm and the organic products are sold in the market under the brand name Hof Lutjensee.