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Bernd Freier

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Net worth 2018: $1.85 Billion
Residence: Rottendorf, Germany
Country: Germany
BirthDay: 6 February 1914
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Died On: 27/02/2007
Children: 2

Bernd Freier was bornon 6 February 1914 in Rottendorf, Germany, Germany. Bernd Freier is #1265 in List Billionaires People In The World. Bernd Freier opened his first clothing store in Wuerzburg, Germany in 1969. He named it 'Sir Oliver' after the hero of Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist. The company's name has since been shortened to s. Oliver. The first store outside Germany opened in 1998, in Austria. With annual sales of around $1.8 billion, the company now has more than 700 stores and partner stores in over 20 countries. It has diversified beyond standard mix-and-match casual fare to include underwear, beachwear and nightwear, as well as licensing programs (eyewear, fragrances, shoes, watches, etc.) and sub-labels encompassing evening wear (s.Oliver Premium) and trend-focused collections (s.Oliver Denim). Freier stepped down as CEO in January 2014, but he still serves as chairman of the advisory board.


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He was later appointed Deputy Inspector General of the Armed Forces and retired from the army in 1973, with full honours


He joined the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) in 1956 after West Germany joined NATO


After being repatriated in January 1948, he lived in Munich, where he became a publisher


Captured by the British Army on 3 May 1945, Loringhoven spent two and a half years as a prisoner of war


In November 1943, Loringhoven was promoted to major


In late 1942, the tank battalion under Loringhoven's command was encircled during the Soviet counter-offensive at the Battle of Stalingrad


After one year of law studies at the University of Königsberg, he joined the Reichswehr in 1933


Bernd Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven (6 February 1914 – 27 February 2007), was an officer in the German Army during World War II


Loringhoven was a Baltic-German descended from an ancient and illustrious family first ennobled in the 12th century (Baron: Livonia, Courland 1198; Master of the Teutonic Order 1485, Gotha Register 1896, 1934 1942)

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