Georg von Opel’s profile picture

Georg von Opel

Georg von Opel’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $2.1 Billion
Industry: Investments
Residence: Zurichsee, Switzerland
Country: Germany
BirthDay: 1966
Children: 5
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Rhode Island
BIOGRAPHY

Georg von Opel was bornon 1966 in Zurichsee, Switzerland, Germany. Georg von Opel is #1153 in List Billionaires People In The World. The great-grandson of Adam Opel, the pioneering namesake of the German car company, Georg von Opel graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in business administration. Inheriting $150 million in 1989 after his father's death, he entered the investment business through Hansa AG. He has invested in various private equity deals and listed companies, building up an impressive track record as a contrarian value investor. Von Opel owns 100% of Hansa, with an estimated value of $2 billion. Included under Hansa's umbrella is Athris Holding, which owns stakes in a Swiss hotel chain, a restaurant chain, a sports retailer and shopping centers in Russia and Algeria. Exemplifying Von Opel's interest in socially responsible and sustainable building development, is St. Martin Tower in Frankfurt, a high-rise commercial building, opened in 2015, offering tenants concierge, day care and other services. It was built by Hansa subsidiary Immo Hansa Beteiligung. Meanwhile, von Opel has shifted into investing in renewable energy assets including a wind farm with 43 wind turbines, two bio natural gas power plants and 29 biomass power plants. The Georg and Emily von Opel Foundation funds care and education of underprivileged children and teens in developing countries. After four girls, Georg became the father of a son, Louis, in 2013.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2010

$1.6 Billion

2011

$1.6 Billion

2012

$1.9 Billion

2013

$1.9 Billion

2014

$2 Billion

2015

$2 Billion

2016

$2 Billion

2017

$2 Billion

2018

$2.1 Billion

TIMELINE
2015

In April 2015, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated his net worth at GBP £1

1966

Georg von Opel was born in May 1966, and studied economics and business administration at the University of Rhode Island, and the American InterContinental University, London

(4.8/119 votes)
Related Person
Thomas Lee’s profile picture
Thomas Lee
Net Worth is $2.2 Billion
James Coulter’s profile picture
James Coulter
Net Worth is $2.18 Billion
Alec Gores’s profile picture
Alec Gores
Net Worth is $2.16 Billion
Georg von Opel’s profile picture
Georg von Opel
Net Worth is $2.1 Billion
Alexander Knaster’s profile picture
Alexander Knaster
Net Worth is $2.1 Billion
Richard Chandler’s profile picture
Richard Chandler
Net Worth is $2.08 Billion