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Walter Haefner

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Net worth 2018: $4.3 Billion
Industry: Technology
Country: Switzerland
BirthDay: 13 September 1910
Sigh: Libra
Died On: 19/06/2012
Children: 2
Education: Master of Business Administration, University of Zurich; Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Lyon

Walter Haefner was bornon 13 September 1910 in Switzerland. Walter Haefner passed away in June 2012. At the time, he was the oldest billionaire in the world, at 101 years old. Haefner was the largest individual shareholder of IT software maker CA (formerly Computer Associates). He sold the data processing firm in 1968 to University Computing which was bought by Computer Associates in 1987. Haefner still holds a 24% stake in his own name, and has benefitted from a rising stock price, as well as handsome dividend payouts. The family owns Automobil-und Motoren AG, Switzerland's main importer of Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and Audi. In 2011, Haefner transferred ownership of his Moyglare Stud Farm in Ireland to his daughter.


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In 1991 Weld became the first European-based trainer to win a race in Hong Kong when Moyglare's colt Additional Risk won the Hong Kong Invitational Bowl at Sha Tin Racecourse


In 1988 Trinity College, Dublin awarded Haefner an honorary doctorate for his services to the Irish bloodstock industry and for his contributions to education in Ireland


, in 1987, Haefner was CA's largest individual shareholder until his death


In 1976 he expanded operations to the US and, after merging his company with Russell Artzt's and Charles Wang's publicly owned software company, Computer Associates International, Inc


In 1975 the Curragh Racecourse honored Moyglare's contribution to Irish racing by naming a Group I race the Moyglare Stud Stakes


This led to his 1964 creation of Automation Center A


Recognizing the important role a computer could play in his growing chain of dealerships, in 1957 Haefner became one of the first in Switzerland to import an IBM system for business use


Walter Haefner (13 September 1910 – 19 June 2012) was a Swiss businessman and a thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder in Ireland

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