Formerly known as Bohemia, the Czech Republic is a country in Central Europe that is landlocked by Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. This small country has a population of slightly more than 10 Million and it has a GDP of about $286 Billion. The Czech Republic economy is considered a high income economy. Through its growth, it has manage to produce quite a number of billionaires. Below is a list of the richest people in this country.
Born on May 20, 1964, Petr Kellner grew up in the Czech Republic. As a student, he attended the University of Economics in Prague and graduated by 1986. Following the Velvet Revolution, he ended up working as a salesman and importer of photocopiers.
Born in the former Slovak Republic, Andrej Babis has a citizenship in the Czech Republic. His father was a diplomat and Babis began his early career as a trader with Petrimex. Before long, he started to direct the Petrimex trade group that produced fertilizer.
Boasting of a net worth of $1.5 billion, Karel Komarek is one of the most successful businessmen in the Czech Republic. As a child, he grew up in a family that had ties to mining and oil. Once he reached adulthood, Komarek began to work in the family business.
Born on February 7, 1961 in Opava, Czechoslovakia, Zdenek Bakala is a native of the Czech Republic. He possesses a net worth of $1.5 billion from his businesses and investments. When Bakala was just 19 years old, he emigrated to the United States.
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