The richest people in Switzerland have become even richer. But finally her luck did not have so great jumps.
Since the financial crisis ten years ago, assets of the 300 richest Swiss have risen on average by CHF 28 billion a year. However, in the current year, growth declined considerably: it only increased by 1.7 billion francs.
Together, the 300 richest new 675 billion francs, as the business magazine "balance" published on Thursday. Despite lower growth, they have never been richer as they are today.
The luck of 100 million francs should be included in the list of 300 super-rich. Fifteen people or families got this status this year. Debianists bring in 6.6 billion francs.
The most significant financial growth is Marc van der Straten-Ponthoz with a wealth of 1.5 to 2 billion francs. The second place goes to Urs Hölzle. For 20 years he has been the chief technology officer of Google Alpha. His happiness is somewhat less than a billion.
Not so much money, but a great measure of reputation, brings new people on the list of politicians Hermann Hess. According to the magazine, the former National Council (FDP) manages a property portfolio worth more than 200 million francs.
Ikea's family failed to compete in 1st place
The richest family in the whole list is still the Ikea Kamprad family. She has been in the lead position for 17 years without interruption. Furniture dealers increased their wealth in 2018 by two billion francs.
Campbells now own 50 to 51 billion francs. The founder of Ingvar Kamprad died in January. Today his three sons Jonas, Peter and Mathias lead the group, with all three holding a Swiss passport.
But in the second and third place there was a change in the list. Brazilian-Jorge Lemann now has only a bronze medal. Low stock markets reduced their assets by $ 201 million to $ 7 billion to $ 21 billion and $ 22 billion. The Basel Roche family caught Hoffmann and Oer.
In addition to "loser" Jorge Lemann, in 2018, he will be a clear winner with Gérard Wertheimer. His happiness grew by eight billion francs to 18 to 19 billion dollars. Propagation is the only result of re-evaluating the value of his Chanel fashion house.
Overall, "Top Ten" won two billion francs this year. Together they have 203 billion. Three of the 300 richest have 30 percent of the wealth of the richest.
Vekselberg is moving away
Election Swiss Viktor Vekselberg is no longer in "the top ten". When his name came to the list of US amnesties, important corporate roles came under pressure. Vekselberg lost three billion francs.
Also from the list of ten wealthiest fell the Blocher family. The weakening of Ems-Chemie and Dottikon ES shrank Blocher's assets by one billion.
Looking at the wealth of the 300 richest people over time, since 1989 it has grown about three times faster than the Swiss gross domestic product. If their money was allocated to the entire population of Switzerland, each citizen would receive CHF 79,400.
Back to home page