Christoph Henkel was bornon 1958 in London, United Kingdom, Germany. Christoph Henkel is #1205 in List Billionaires People In The World. Upon the death of his father, Konrad, in 1999, Christoph Henkel inherited an interest in one of the world's largest cleaning products companies. Under Konrad's leadership, Henkel AG, founded by his grandfather Fritz Henkel in 1876, became a global powerhouse in chemicals and consumer products, with such name brands as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Fa. It went public in 1985. Today, some 80 family members from three clans share a 59% interest in the $19 billion-plus (revenue) Henkel AG. Prior to joining Henkel AG in 1989, Christoph held various management positions at Nestle and Henkel operating units. He serves as vice chairman of Henkel's Shareholders' Committee, and is the principal and founding partner of investment firm Canyon Equity LLC. Based in Larkspur, California, the affiliated Canyon Group of Companies are active in acquisitions and the development of luxury boutique hotels and resorts (its portfolio includes Amangiri in Utah and Amangani in Wyoming, plus the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado in Santa Fe, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji and the Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado). Christoph also invests in tech, biotech and movie-production companies, and has real estate holdings in Europe and the U.S. In 2006, Heinrich Heine University, in Henkel AG's home town of Duesseldorf, awarded him an honorary doctorate in recognition of his professional achievements and service to the economics faculty. The Konrad Henkel foundation, of which he's the chairman, supports the university and its students with grants and prizes. A passionate outdoorsman, Christoph also is active in acquiring land for conservation.
In April 2015, the Sunday Times estimated his net worth at £1
He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Düsseldorf in 2007
Christoph Henkel was born in February 1958Henkel inherited a £1 billion stake in the German chemical company Henkel shortly after his father's death in 1999
Henkel's grandfather, Fritz Henkel, founded Henkel, a cleaning products company, in 1876