|Was||Photographer Business executive|
|Birth||30 June 1932, Mannheim, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
|Death||February 2014 (aged 81 years)|
|Residence||Mannheim, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
Christa Gelpke is a German billionaire.
She is part of the family that owned the German chemical company BASF.
Gelpke inherited her wealth through owning an 18% stake in Corange Ltd, the family holding company. Her cousin Curt Engelhorn, sold BASF to Hoffmann-La Roche.
She lives in Mannheim, Germany.