Hans Peter Wild’s profile picture

Hans Peter Wild

Hans Peter Wild’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $3.29 Billion
Residence: Zug, Switzerland
Country: Switzerland
BirthDay: 16 June 1941
Sigh: Cancer
Children: 2
BIOGRAPHY

Hans Peter Wild was bornon 16 June 1941 in Zug, Switzerland, Switzerland. Hans Peter Wild is #713 in List Billionaires People In The World. In 2014, one of the world's largest agricultural processors, Illinois-based Archer-Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), purchased WILD Flavors for around $3 billion in cash. Hans Peter Wild owned the business along with investor group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), which acquired a 35% stake in 2010. Wild's father founded the company in 1931 to provide food and beverage companies with fruit juice concentrates and blends. As a student studying business administration and law, Hans Peter Wild travelled abroad in search of innovative alternative sources of raw materials for the family business. After graduation, he gained managerial experience working for a marketer of mineral oil and chemicals. Joining his father's company in 1974, he expanded the portfolio. WILD became one of the world's leading suppliers of flavors and extracts, colors from natural sources, sweetening systems, seasonings and fermentation technologies. Hans Peter's biggest marketing coup was signing Muhammed Ali, then at the peak of his boxing career, as an advertising spokesman for Capri Sun, a fruit juice drink developed in the 1960s. "I am the greatest. The whole world knows it. But the day I stop boxing, Capri Sun will be greatest," proclaimed Ali. Today, Capri Sun is consumed in more than 100 countries and generates estimated annual sales of $400 million. The brand is owned by by Hans-Peter Wild's Capri-Sun AG, based in Zug, Switzerland, whose assets also include INDAG, which develops and manages processing units as well as machines for the food and beverage industries. Through the Leonie Wild Charitable Foundation, which he established with his mother in 1997, Wild is an active philanthropist in the Eppelheim and Rhine-Neckar region of Germany, helping citizens in need as well as supporting social and cultural projects. Wild donated $16 million to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation in 2016.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2014

$3.1 Billion

2015

$3 Billion

2016

$4.7 Billion

2017

$2.6 Billion

2018

$3.29 Billion

TIMELINE
2017

In May 2017, he became chairman of the French rugby union club Stade Français

2014

Until 2014, he was the owner and chairman of Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co

2007

In October 2007, Wild was instrumental in the formation of the Wild Rugby Academy, an institution aimed at developing the sport of rugby union in Germany

2006

The town of Eppelheim made him an honorary citizen in June 2006 for his entrepreneurial achievements and his many years of commitment to the employees of WILD GmbH & Co

2001

In the end of 2001 the IMD Lombard Odier Business Center was extended by the Wild Group Chair for Family Business

1997

Wild is president of the "Leonie Wild Charitable Foundation", which he initiated together with his mother Leonie Wild in 1997

1996

The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg made Wild an honorary senator in recognition of his many years of service in 1996

1974

In 1974, he joined his parents' company - with the aim of expanding the world markets with Capri Sun and taking the company global

1941

Hans-Peter Wild was born in Heidelberg in 1941, the son of Rudolf Wild, who founded the Wild company in 1931

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