Karl Scheufele, III. was born in Geneva, Switzerland, Switzerland. Karl Scheufele, III. is #1093 in List Billionaires People In The World. Karl Scheufele III and his family, owners of Swiss jewelry and watchmaker Chopard, have helped transform the brand into one of the most well-known luxury accessory lines in the world. Trained as a goldsmith and watchmaker, by age 20, German-born Scheufele was already running Karl Scheufele GMBH. In 1963 Scheufele bought a small Geneva-based watchmaker from Paul-André Chopard and merged the 2 businesses. Today Scheufele and his wife, Karin, remain active in the firm while their children are co-presidents: Caroline Scheufele is responsible for the women's collections and special jewelry, brother Karl-Friedrich Scheufele for the men's collections and factory operations. With more than 100 boutiques worldwide, Chopard's jewelry is a regular on the red carpet -- 11 Academy Award nominees have won while wearing Chopard, most recently Julianne Moore.
Karl Friedrich Scheufele, together with his wife Christine, acquired the Chateau Monestier La Tour in January 2012, a major wine estate in the region of Bergerac, through the « Galerie des Arts du Vin France » headquartered in Geneva
In 1996, his vision became reality when he founded the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier and thus renewed the company’s ties with its tradition as a manufacture of mechanical movements
His passion for classic and vintage cars for instance led to the company’s sponsorship of the famous Mille Miglia car rally, in which he has taken part since 1988, and the prestigious Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
In 1963 his family took over the Geneva-based watch manufacture Chopard
He was born in 1958 in Germany and grew up in the city of Pforzheim, where he lived until the age of 15