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Friedrich Knapp

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Net worth 2018: $1.85 Billion
Residence: Brunswick, Germany
Country: Germany
BirthDay: 13 April 1824
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Died On: 27/10/1884
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

Friedrich Knapp was bornon 13 April 1824 in Brunswick, Germany, Germany. Friedrich Knapp is #1265 in List Billionaires People In The World. Friedrich Knapp presides over one of Europe's largest fashion companies, New Yorker GmbH, which has more than 1,000 stores in 40 countries across Europe, Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. The low-profile billionaire started the retailer with Tilmar Hansen and Michael Simson in 1971 with one store in Flensburg, a northern German town. New Yorker does not sell its clothes online as the number of returns is too high and the return on the investment required to manage and fulfill online orders is far too low, according to Knapp. Today, the chain employs more than 16,000 people and has revenues of around $1.6 billion. Like Forever 21, it targets younger customers. Knapp promotes cultural education among underprivileged children and teens through the New Yorker Foundation.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2015

$1.9 Billion

2016

$1.1 Billion

2017

$1.4 Billion

2018

$1.85 Billion

TIMELINE
1884

To this end, Kapp visited the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerpen in 1884, where he was able to study the "Grand Livre de Francfort", an important source about the book trade in general as well as the Frankfurt Book Fair

1876

His book Aus und über Amerika (Out of and about America) was published in Berlin in 1876

1874

Apart from that he was also a representative of the regional parliament of Prussia from 1874-1877

1872

From 1872-1877 and from 1881 to his death he was a Member of Parliament for the National Liberal Party in the German Reichstag

1871

As such he was quickly able to become a city representative of Berlin in Otto von Bismarck’s German Empire in 1871/1872

1870

After a general amnesty had been granted to political opponents, Kapp returned to Germany in April 1870 at the urging of German friends

1868

While still in the United States, the University of Bonn conferred an honorary degree of philosophy on him on 4 August 1868

1867

In 1867, he became a member of the New York Board of Immigration

1860

In 1860, he was even nominated as an elector for Abraham Lincoln

1858

He described the effects of German immigration on both countries, wrote the biographies of the generals Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1858) and Johann de Kalb (1862), and explored various American topics from a German point of view

1856

In 1856 and in 1860 he actively campaigned for this party in presidential elections

1855

In 1855, he described the fairly poor living conditions of his fellow Germans in the Texan colony of the "Mainzer Adelsverein"

1854

Thus, in 1854, he not only wrote a book on the history of slavery in the United States, but even became a member of the Republican Party

1852

After visiting Florida in 1852, he became a stout opponent of slavery in the southern states (abolitionism)

1849

In July 1849, the French police forced Herzen and Kapp to leave Paris

1848

The uprisings of March 1848 in Germany prompted Kapp to go to Frankfurt to work as a journalist

1846

In 1846 Kapp had first thought about emigrating to the USA, but not until he arrived in Geneva did he make the final decision to leave

1845

In 1845, he returned to his hometown Hamm to work as an intern at the highest court of appeals in Westfalia and stayed there until 1848

1844

From 1844 on, Kapp studied at the University of Berlin and voluntarily served in the army for one year

1842

Between 1842 and 1844, Kapp studied law and philosophy at the University of Heidelberg

1824

Friedrich Kapp (13 April 1824 – 27 October 1884) was a German-American lawyer, writer, and politician

1823

Other acquaintances from his time as a student were Ludwig Bamberger (1823–1899), who would later become a banker, the author Berthold Auerbach (1812–1882) of Heidelberg and the poet Bettina von Arnim (1785–1859) of Berlin

1801

He was the nephew of educator and philosopher Ernst Kapp (1801–1896) and of Christian Kapp (1798–1874), a philosopher and politician from Baden

1798

There, at his uncle Christian Kapp's (1798–1874) house, he met the philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach

1792

Kapp was born in Hamm, Province of Westphalia, as the son of the Gymnasialdirektor Friedrich Kapp (1792–1866)

1790

Engels (1790–1855), commander of Cologne (1847–1855)

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