Born as Susanne Hanna Ursula Quandt, Susanne Klatten is a renowned German business woman. Her claim to fame is the fact that she is the richest businesswoman in the Germany. With a net worth of about US$19.6 billion, she is also the 38th richest woman in the world. She had a fortune which significantly increased when she inherited 12.6% shares in BMW from her father, Herbert Quandt. She, along with her mother and brother held 50% share of the automobile giant.
With her mother’s death in 2015, Susanne and her brother have inherited the shares held by her. An economist by qualification, she controls Altana, a company that manufactures chemicals. She also has stakes in German companies like Geohumus, Nordex AG, Paques and SGL. In the year 2007, Susanne was embroiled in a serious case of blackmailing where a man named Helg Sgarbi was allegedly threatening her about releasing proof of their affair in public if she did not give in to his monetary demands. He was later grabbed by the police and sentenced to six years in prison. It is believed that there were attempts to kidnap her which were however prevented by the police.
Susanne Klatten Parents – Herbert Quandt and Johanna Quandt
Susanne Klatten was born on 28th April 1962 to Herbert and Johanna Quandt in Bad Homburg in Germany. Her father was an established German entrepreneur who is believed to have saved the automobile manufacturer, BMW from going bankrupt. He went on to manage the company efficiently and enhancing its revenues and profits. Susanne’s mother Johanna Quandt was also a businesswoman who had inherited stocks in BMW at the time of her husband’s death. She died in 2015. At the time of her death, she was the richest woman in Germany, 8th richest person of the country and 77th richest person in the world.
Susanne Klatten Siblings – Stefan Quandt and 3 others
Stefan Quandt is a trained engineer and the rightful heir to his father, Herbert Quandt’s fortune. He is a billionaire industrialist and has a share in BMW, Heel GmbH, CEAG, CeDo Household products, Gemplus International and Logwin AG.
Lesser Known Siblings of Susanne Klatten and their Identities
Sonja Quandt – Wolf (Sister)
Silvia Quandt (Sister)
Sabina Quandt (Sister)
Susanne Klatten Spouse – Jan Klatten
While interning with Regensburg’s BMW branch, Susanne met Jan Klatten. At the time, he was an engineer with the firm. Though Susanne denies the story, it is believed that she did not disclose her true identity to Jan for a long time and called herself Kant instead of Quandt. The two fell in love and eventually got married at Kitzbühel in the year 1990. The couple presently lives in Munich. They are blessed with three children.
Susanne Klatten Children
Susanne Klatten has three children with her husband Jan Klatten. However, not much is known about them except the fact that the family lives in Munich.
Susanne Klatten Net Worth
According to the latest report, Susanne Klatten has a net worth of US$19.6 billion. She is the richest woman in Germany and the 38th richest person in the world. She lives with her family in Munich and loves playing golf and skiing. She also donates whole heartedly to Christian Democratic Union which is a center right political party.