Stefan von Holtzbrinck Net Worth $10.5 Billion
Based on Forbes, he’s the 57th wealthiest person in Germany and 1332nd about the World’s Billionaires list. He served as the chairman since 2001 for the publishing house which includes book publishers Farrar Strauss & Grioux and St. Martins & Henry Holt. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant supervisor of the Kirch group in Munich between 1990 and 1992. From 1992 to 1996, he assembled the department new media on the publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck in Munich. He additionally served as the Managing Director of the Systhema publisher. Between 1997 and 2000, he served as Manager of Electronic Publishing and Managing Director of Nature Publishing Group, an international scientific publisher forbiology, medicine and physics. Recently, he served as Manager of Stefan von Holtzbrinck Macmillan Limited. Stefan von Holtzbrinck took over the business from his older half brother Georg Dieter von Holtzbrinck in May 2001. Since then, he’s served as the company’s CEO. In 2011, net income for the publishing group was down by 40% to $90 million (70 million Euros) due to lean times in the firm. HV Holtzbrinck Enterprises is active in digital media and understood to invest early in Internet businesses. In late 2012, Holtzbrinck sold its shares of day-to-day deal web site Groupon. In 2006, Stefan and his billionaire half sister, Monika Schoeller, bought out Dieter’s one third share. Forbiology afterwards sold to Dieter the fiscal newspaper Handelsbatt, 51% of the weekly paper Die Zeit, along with other assets. Born on May 15, 1963 in Ettlingen, Germany, he’s the son of the founder of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. He studied Law and German at the Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen along with the Ludwig-Maximillians University of Munich. As a lawyer, he apprenticed at Bloomsbury Publishing in London before joining your family business in 1994.