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Hasso Plattner

Hasso Plattner’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $13.11 Billion
Industry: Technology
Residence: Heidelberg, Germany
Country: Germany
BirthDay: 21 January 1944
Sigh: Aquarius
Children: 2
Education: Master of Science, University of Karlsruhe

Hasso Plattner was bornon 21 January 1944 in Heidelberg, Germany, Germany. Hasso Plattner is #118 in List Billionaires People In The World. Hasso Plattner and four colleagues left IBM in 1972 to launch German software company SAP, which went public in 1988. He has served as chairman of the SAP supervisory board since May 2003, when he stepped down as CEO. He also has a business incubator and venture capital fund, Hasso Plattner Ventures, to support young entrepreneurs in the IT sector. A signee of the Giving Pledge, he has a foundation supporting HIV/AIDS research and has promoted healthcare and health education in South Africa. In the U.S., Plattner is the majority owner of the San Jose Sharks ice hockey team.


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He also helped in the establishment of the Museum Barberini, which from January 2017 on will exhibit Hasso Plattner’s collection of artworks from the former German Democratic Republic and as well as special exhibitions


As of December 2009 HPV manages €150 million and has 17 companies in its portfolio


An affiliate fund, HPV Africa, was founded in 2008 with €29 million, and has already invested in five companies


HassoPlattnerVentures, a venture capital fund, was set up with more than 25 million euros on 1 July 2005 in Potsdam with the goal of supporting young entrepreneurs in transforming their ideas into marketable products


In an interview in August 2004, the Munich-based management consultant Roland Berger named Hasso Plattner as one of the five Germans who have made the greatest impression on him


Another of Plattner's pledges to promote science was of €10 million to redevelop the library at the University of Mannheim, Germany, given in 2003


Plattner received his honorary doctorate in 2002 and his honorary professorship in 2004 from the University of Potsdam


In 2001, Time Magazine Europe ranked Plattner #1 on its list of the most important and influential IT personalities


Also in 1998, Plattner founded the Hasso Plattner Institute for software systems engineering based at the University of Potsdam, and in Palo Alto, California, its sole source of funding being the non-profit Hasso Plattner Foundation for Software Systems Engineering


Plattner had also received an honorary doctorate (1990) and an honorary professorship in Information Systems (1994) from the Saarland University, Saarbrücken


Plattner contributed more than €20 million which enabled reconstruction of the historic exterior of the Stadtschloss (in Potsdam), which had damaged during World War II and demolished in 1959


Hasso Plattner (born 21 January 1944) is a German businessman

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