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Liz Mohn
German businesswoman

Liz Mohn

Liz Mohn
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Intro German businesswoman
Is Businessperson Entrepreneur Publisher
From Germany
Field Business Journalism
Gender female
Birth 21 June 1941
Age 81 years
Spouse: Reinhard Mohn
Children: Brigitte MohnChristoph MohnAndreas Mohn
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Elisabeth "Liz" Mohn née Beckmann (born 21 June 1941) is the widow of Reinhard Mohn, the owner of the media conglomerate Bertelsmann. She serves on the supervisory board of Bertelsmann and on the board of the Bertelsmann Foundation.
She was employed as a secretary at Bertelsmann and eventually became Mohn's mistress. In 1963 she entered a pro forma marriage with author Joachim Scholz, and only became Mohn's second wife in 1982. Liz and Reinhard Mohn had three children.
In 1993, she founded the German Stroke Foundation, and serves as its President. In 2004, she endorsed Angela Merkel for Chancellor.


  • Europäischer Stifterpreis für Kultur-Mäzene, 1996
  • Federal Cross of Merit First Class, 1996
  • Charity Bambi, 1996
  • Member of the Club of Rome, 1999-
  • Order of Merit of Berlin, 2003
  • Karl Winnacker Prize, 2009
  • Great Cross of Merit, 2010
  • Gold Medal of the Balearic Islands, 2010
  • Commander of the Order of the Oak Crown, 2016
  • Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise, 7 October 2016.


  • Liz Mohn: Liebe öffnet Herzen. C. Bertelsmann, 2001, ISBN 3-570-00367-1
  • Liz Mohn, Ursula von der Leyen: Familie gewinnt. Bertelsmann Foundation, 2007, ISBN 978-3-89204-927-2
  • Liz Mohn "Schlüsselmomente: Erfahrungen eines engagierten Lebens " C. Bertelsmann, 2011, ISBN 978-3-570-10110-0


  • Thomas Schuler: Die Mohns - Vom Provinzbuchhändler zum Weltkonzern. Die Familie hinter Bertelsmann. Campus Verlag, 2004, ISBN 3-593-37307-6

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