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Esther Grether

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Net worth 2018: $1.93 Billion
Residence: Basel, Switzerland
Country: Switzerland
BirthDay: 1935
Children: 2
BIOGRAPHY

Esther Grether was bornon 1935 in Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland. Art enthusiast Esther Grether draws her fortune from a large stake in Swatch Group, a Swiss watchmaking company. She served on the board of directors until resigning for health reasons in 2014, but remains one of the company's top shareholders. Grether also owns one of the world's most valuable and significant collections of 20th century art, which reportedly consists of more than 600 pieces by artists including Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne and Salvador Dali, as well as three Bacon triptychs and works by contemporary Swiss artists like Jean Tinguely and Bernhard Luginbul.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2010

$1.5 Billion

2011

$2 Billion

2012

$2 Billion

2013

$2.2 Billion

2014

$2.4 Billion

2015

$2.1 Billion

2016

$1.8 Billion

2017

$1.8 Billion

2018

$1.93 Billion

TIMELINE
2013

In 2013 Forbes magazine estimated her and her family's net worth at $2

1986

She has served on the Swatch Group's Board of Directors from 1986 until 2014

1975

Grether inherited a beauty and health care products company from her late husband Hans Grether in 1975 that she continues to run with her daughters

1973

Grether owns Bacon's Triptych, May–June 1973 (one of Bacon's three "Black Triptychs") which she purchased at auction in 1989 for $6

1970

She is also believed to own three other Bacon triptychs from the 1970s

1962

In December 1962, it was thanks to a bank guarantee provided by Hans Grether, secured on Doetsch Grether shares, that the Basel art dealer Ernst Beyeler was able to buy the American collector G

1936

Esther Grether was born around 1936

20

Grether possesses one of the most valuable collections of 20th-century art in the world

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