German businessman Dieter Schwarz comes with an estimated net worth of $17 billion as of October 2015, based on Forbes. Nearly all of his bundle is obtained from the Schwarz Group that was set up in 1930 by his father, Josef. Today, the group encompasses the hypermarket chain, Kaufland in addition to the supermarket chain, Lidl. The latter is thought to be the next largest discounter. During the 1990s, Dieter Schwarz has been regularly present in Forbes lists of richest people on earth. However, in 1999, his name was dropped off from your list as a result of the transfer of his Lidl possession to some charitable organization. Chairman returned to the list just in 2013.