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Sylvia Stroeher

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Net worth 2018: $2.1 Billion
Residence: Darmstadt, Germany
Country: Germany
Children: 1
BIOGRAPHY

Sylvia Stroeher was born in Darmstadt, Germany, Germany. Sylvia Stroeher is #1162 in List Billionaires People In The World. In 1927, Sylvia Stroeher's grandfather, Franz Stroeher, a wig maker, bought the rights to a process that used hot curlers and chemicals to put-long lasting waves into women's hair. She received around $1 billion from the 2003 sale of her remaining 25% stake in his legacy, hair-care group Wella AG, to Procter & Gamble. Sylvia Stroeher and her husband, a former nurse, have a well-known collection of contemporary German art -- approximately 1,500 pieces, including works by Baselitz, Immendorff and Kiefer -- part of which is housed in the Museum Kueppersmuhle in Duisburg, Germany. As reported in 2013, she helped struggling German publishing house Suhrkamp by paying writers' remuneration for some time and now sits on its supervisory board.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$1.8 Billion

2010

$1.8 Billion

2011

$1.9 Billion

2012

$1.9 Billion

2013

$2.1 Billion

2014

$2.1 Billion

2015

$1.8 Billion

2016

$1.8 Billion

2017

$1.8 Billion

2018

$2.1 Billion

TIMELINE
Sylvia Ströher (born May 30, 1954) is a German businesswoman, ranked by Forbes since 2003 as one of the wealthiest people in the world.In 2004 the Stroher family sold their almost 80% stake in Wella AG, the world's second biggest professional hair care group, to Procter & Gamble for $4 billion.Silvia Ströher's 25% share has made this great-granddaughter of the company founder a very wealthy woman. She's married to Ulrich Ströher, né Fette, a former nurse who took her name when they married.
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