Heidi Horten Net Worth $3.2 Billion
Heidi Horten is the widow of Helmut Horten and she’s an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion as of March 2013. Produced on February 13, 1941 in Vienna, Austria, she married Helmut, the creator of the German department store chain Horten AG, in 1966 and became one of earth’s wealthiest women. Based on Forbes, she is the fourth wealthiest person in Austria and 423rd in the world. Horten got her estimated net worth of $3.2 billion when she inherited an estimated $1 billion bundle from Helmut upon his departure in 1987. Forbes met him at a hotel pub in 1959 when she was just barely 19. He was 32-years her senior but despite the age difference, they got married and remained together until his departure. When adversary Kaufhof took over the firm in the mid-90’s, she switched the names of the Horten stores. Currently, Heidi Horten divides her time between her penthouse in Vienna, a residence in Tessin, Switzerland, as well as a house in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. Additionally, she owns one of the world’s largest yacht, Carinthia VII, which measures 315 feet. She sold her 35.5 carat diamond which was once part of the crown jewels of Bavaria, in 2008 for $24 million at Christie’s. On her leisure time, he enjoys hunting and gathering art.