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Klaus Tschira & family

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Net worth 2018: $8.6 Billion
Industry: Technology
Country: Germany
BirthDay: 7 December 1940
Sigh: Capricorn
Died On: 31/03/2015
Children: 2
Education: Master of Science, University of Karlsruhe

Klaus Tschira & family was bornon 7 December 1940 in Germany. Klaus Tschira, one of four cofounders of software giant SAP, died on March 31, 2015. He was 74. He and three others from IBM founded SAP in 1972 and envisioned software that made computing fast and seamless. It went public in 1988 and set up an office in America that same year. Tschira retired from the company in 1998 but stayed on the company's supervisory board until 2007. Three of the SAP co-founders, Hasso Plattner, Hans-Werner Hector and Dietmar Hopp, remain billionaires. In 1995, Tschira, a trained physicist and amateur astronomer, set up a charitable foundation to promote scientific research. Tschira, who dreamed big on Earth, was also concerned with what existed beyond. He has an asteroid named after him, a hunk of space rock swirling between Jupiter and Mars.


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In 2008, Tschira and his wife Gerda founded the Gerda and Klaus Tschira Foundation


Tschira's commitment to this objective was honored in 1999 with the "Deutscher Stifterpreis" by the German National Academic Foundation (German: Studienstiftung)


The Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTF) was established by Tschira in 1995 as a non-profit organization


After gaining his Diplom in physics and working at IBM, Tschira co-founded the German software giant SAP AG in 1972 in Mannheim, Germany together with Hans-Werner Hector, Dietmar Hopp, Hasso Plattner and Claus Wellenreuther


Klaus Tschira (7 December 1940 – 31 March 2015) was a German entrepreneur


The KTF is located at the Villa Bosch in Heidelberg, Germany, the former residence of Nobel Prize laureate for chemistry Carl Bosch (1874–1940)

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