Aloys Wobben Net Worth $3 Billion
Aloys Wobben is a German electrical engineer and entrepreneur using an estimated net worth of $3 billion as of March 2013. He could be the 29th wealthiest man in Germany and is rated 458th in the record of World Billionaires. Born Bernhard Wobben on January 22, 1952 in Rastdorf, Lower Saxony in Germany, he grew up investigating water and wind, and he was initially trained within an electrical engineering company. He studiedelectrical engineeringat theFachhochschule Osnabrckand after at theTechnical University of Braunschweig.
Wobben founded the wind turbine maker, Enercon, in 1984 and he is known as Germany’s “Mr. Wind.” Since then, he’s amassed an estimated net worth of $3 billion as 1984’s owner and manager. Enercon has also was able to avoid cash-flow and board room difficulties unlike its adversaries. It consisted as much as 60% of the marketplace in Germany but it will not market its turbines in the U.S. This is a privately held company with estimated sales of around $5.34 billion in 2012.
The trust will be called the Aloys Wobben Foundation. He also declared he was retiring from business for health reasons. His nephew, Simon-Hermann Wobben, is an associate of the board in the organization.