Also Known As: Prof. Dr. h.c. Klaus-Michael Kuehne
AT LEAST $13.1 BILLION | 80 YEARS OLD | GERMANY
Primary Position: Honorary Chairman, Kuehne and Nagel
German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; late grandfather, August Kuehne, co-founded in 1890 in Bremen, Germany Kuehne and Nagel as a forwarding and commissioning company.
In 1891, the company shifted its business focus to the transportation of cotton and consolidated freight. Subsequently in 1907, the other Co-Founder, Friedrich Nagel, passed away and Kuehne family obtained sole ownership in the company.INTERESTING FACTS
His villa in Schindellegi, Switzerland reportedly looks like the bridge of a large ship.