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Otto Beisheim
German businessman

Otto Beisheim

Otto Beisheim
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Intro German businessman
Was Businessperson Entrepreneur
From Germany Switzerland
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 3 January 1924, Velbert, Mettmann, Düsseldorf Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia
Death 18 February 2013, Rottach-Egern, Miesbach, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria (aged 89 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Otto Beisheim (3 January 1924 – 18 February 2013) was a German businessman and founder of Metro AG. In 2010, his net worth was estimated at US $3.6 billion.

During World War II Beisheim served in the SS Division Leibstandarte. Beisheim was a SS-Sturmmann (corresponds private) in an artillery regiment of the Leibstandarte.

After the war, Beisheim went into business. The first Metro Market, opened in November 1963 in Essen-Altenessen. On 10 January 2004, Beisheim Center was officially opened on the northwest side of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, built for 463 million euros, and including the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott chains.

In 2009, he sold 5.2% of the shares of Metro AG to various national and international investors; a further 3.1% could be sold. The WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, in Koblenz is named after him.

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