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Ten women from Germany are among the thousand richest people in the world. Many of them succeed where most billionaires fail. In 2019 and at the beginning of the Corona crisis in 2020, they were able to keep their wealth together or even increase it. The US business magazine "Forbes" counted 2095 billionaires worldwide this year. According to the analysis, 51 percent had to accept losses. The total wealth of all billionaires shrank by 700 billion within one year.

Female entrepreneurs were not spared from the downward trend. Just over half of the world's 234 billionaires recorded a loss on their account, according to Forbes. However, their total assets increased by $ 29.4 billion to $ 927.4 billion. That was mainly due to two newcomers. Jeff Bezos ‘Ex-wife Mackenzie and Julia Koch, heiress to the oil and chemical consortium Koch Industries, jumped into the top 10 richest women on earth. They alone accounted for around eight percent of the total wealth of all billionaires.

These are the richest women in Germany:

# 10 Julia Oetker

According to Forbes, Julia Oetker is the tenth richest woman in Germany. On the total list of all billionaires in the world, she ranks 945 with the equivalent of 2.2 billion US dollars. According to the report, Oetker was spared the general downward trend. Her assets have increased by ten percent within a year. The 41-year-old youngest billionaire on this list holds 12.5 percent of the Oetker Group, according to Forbes (annual turnover: around 7.4 billion euros). She is the great-granddaughter of company founder August Oetker.

# 9 Yvonne Bauer

Yvonne Bauer has been controlling the fortunes of the Bauer Media Group as a publisher since 2010. She is now the fifth generation to run the family business. The 43-year-old daughter of Heinz Heinrich Bauer at the time of publication belongs, according to Forbes, to 85 percent of Europe's largest magazine publisher. She has been working for the media company since 2005, and in 2009 Bauer was promoted to management. "Forbes" put her fortune at $ 2.3 billion. That was 600 million euros less than in the previous year. Worldwide, Bauer was ranked 908th among the richest people.

# 8 Ursula Bechtolsheimer-Kipp

With Ursula Bechtolsheimer-Kipp, it's a leap up. The eighth richest woman in Germany comes in 538th place worldwide with 3.5 billion dollars (same as in 2018). Her father Karl-Heinz Kipp was the founder of the retail chain Massa. That went on in the retail chain Real. Bechtolsheimer-Kipp is also chairwoman of the Swiss luxury hotel group Tschuggen, which was also founded by her father. The Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz belongs to the group. The 68-year-old lives in Switzerland.

# 7 Alexandra Schörghuber

This multibillionaire also runs her family business. Alexandra Schörghuber is Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Schörghuber Group. These include the Paulaner Brewery Group and Arabella Hospitality, a hotel joint venture with Marriott. Schörghuber took over the management of the company in 2008 from her late husband Stefan, son of the company's founder Josef Schörghuber. According to Forbes, her fortune is $ 3.6 billion, 1.1 billion less than in 2019. Schörghuber ranks 514th worldwide.

# 6 Hedda in the Brahm-Droege

Hedda im Brahm-Droege (65) belongs to the minority of billionaires worldwide who were able to increase their wealth in 2020. According to the analysis, their wealth increased from 2.8 to 3.6 billion dollars (514th place). Im Brahm-Droege and her husband Walter Droege founded the Droege Group management consultancy in 1988. The AG based in Düsseldorf is one hundred percent family-owned and is one of the largest consulting and investment companies in the world. It has been run by the founder's eldest son, Ernst-W. Droege, headed.

# 5 Traudl Engelhorn & family

Traudl Engelhorn is part of the founding family of the chemical company BASF through her late husband Peter. According to Forbes, she earned $ 2.45 billion when the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Mannheim was sold to Roche in 1997. The 93-year-old has been able to increase her wealth since then. This also applies to the crisis year 2019. According to the ranking, your assets rose from 3.7 to 4.0 billion dollars. Engelhorn also lives in Switzerland.

# 4 Peace Springer

Friede Springer has also gotten richer. According to Forbes, the assets of the deputy chairmen of the supervisory board of Axel Springer SE rose from 3.9 to 4.5 billion dollars. According to the report, the widow of the publisher's founder holds almost 43 percent of the shares in one of the largest media groups in Europe. The 77-year-old is not satisfied with the status of grande dame. Recently there were rumors that the publisher had sharply criticized "Bild" editor-in-chief Julian Reichelt in front of board members. Springer complained about his aggressive campaign journalism, wrote the "Berliner Zeitung". The Springer Group includes “Die Welt” and “Business Insider”. According to Forbes, the publisher lives in Vienna.

# 3 Renate Reimann-Haas

Some of the richest women in Germany were able to increase their wealth despite the crisis. Renate Reimann-Haas is one of them. According to Forbes, it posted an increase from $ 1 billion to $ 4.7 billion in 2019. Reimann-Haas (68) and her three siblings hold 95 percent of the Luxembourg investment firm JAB Holding Company, according to the magazine. The company owned luxury brands such as Jimmy Choo, Zagliani, Belstaff and Bally.

# 2 Susanne Klatten

BMW heiress Susanne Klatten is one of the ten richest women in the world and is ranked 54th in the general list of riches. Among the German multi-billionaires, it is enough for second place. However, according to Forbes, the major shareholder of BMW has lost 20 percent of its assets within a year. The reason: Price drops in the carmaker's shares in the wake of the Corona crisis. According to the report, the 57-year-old daughter of the industrialist Herbert Quandt is one of the biggest losers on the corona stock exchanges. Klatten's fortune fell from $ 21.0 billion to $ 16.8 billion. It holds 19.2 percent of BMW. In addition, the graduate economist is the sole owner of the pharmaceutical company Altana.

# 1 Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr.

"Forbes" ranks the Aldi heirs Beate Heister & Karl Albrecht Jr. jointly in first place among the richest Germans. How the fortune of allegedly 33.3 billion dollars is divided between the siblings, the business magazine leaves in the dark. If Heister had exactly half, she would come in second just behind Klatten. Heister is the daughter of Aldi-Süd founder Karl Albrecht, who died in 2014. You and your brother have lost almost eight percent compared to the 2019 ranking. In 2006 Heister's son Peter Max took over the chairmanship of the discounter's advisory board from his father Peter.