Anton Kathrein Jr was bornon 1983 in Rosenheim, Germany, Germany. Anton Kathrein Jr is #1972 in List Billionaires People In The World. A pioneer in automotive antennas in the 20th century, Kathrein-Werke -- Anton Kathrein, Jr. is the third generation to lead the company -- has become a key player in mobile communications as service providers have expanded their networks to accommodate rapid growth in data traffic and users. With revenue of more than $1.6 billion in 2014, it makes the cables, antennas and receivers that allow cell phone signals to bounce across the world. The company -- which also manufactures radio and TV broadcast antennas, satellite and terrestrial reception systems and equipment for high-speed multimedia transmission by cable TV operators -- was founded by Kathrein's grandfather in a cellar in Rosenheim, Germany, shortly after World War I. His father ran the company from 1972 until his unexpected death in 2012, which forced a young Anton, who was only 28 years old at the time, to take the lead. Today, Kathrein employs almost 9,000 people.
As of November 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$1
Kathrein took charge of the company in 2012 following his father's death
, and grandson of Anton Kathrein who founded the company in 1919