Heinz Hermann Thiele († 79): The billionaire entrepreneur is dead

Great mourning for Heinz Hermann Thiele: The successful entrepreneur died at the age of 79.

Entrepreneur Heinz Hermann Thiele (†) died on Tuesday (February 23) at the age of 79 with his family in Munich. This was announced by Knorr-Bremse AG, of which he was the majority shareholder and long-time Chairman of the Board of Management and Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Heinz Hermann Thiele is dead

Thiele, whose assets are estimated at around 18 billion US dollars according to Forbes, “built the Knorr-Bremse Group from a medium-sized company in a difficult economic situation into a profitable, globally successful company in more than 35 years almost 30,000 employees and annual sales of around EUR 7 billion. “

Thiele was also very committed to society. In 2005 he founded the non-profit association Knorr-Bremse Global Care e. V. and supported many other projects. Among other things, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class.

Heinz Hermann Thiele leaves behind his wife Nadia Thiele and his children Julia Thiele-Schürhoff and Henrik Thiele.


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