Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht
Karl Hans Albrecht

Template:Birth date
Died16 July 2014(2014-07-16) (aged 94)
Essen, Germany
ResidenceMulheim an der Ruhr, Germany[1]
Known forCo-founder of Aldi
RelativesTheo Albrecht
(brother, dead)
Theo Albrecht, Jr (nephew)
Berthold Albrecht
(nephew, dead)
Template:Wikidata image

Karl Hans Albrecht (20 February 1920 – 16 July 2014) was a German entrepreneur. He founded the supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. In October 2012, Albrecht was listed as one of the richest people in the world with an estimated net worth of US$22.6 billion.[4]

Previously, Forbes listed him as one of richest men in the world, with an estimated net worth in 2011 of US$25.4 billion. That made him 10th in the 2012 Forbes list of billionaires. He was the oldest billionaire in the Top 20 list.[1] Albrecht was the richest person in Germany, and the fourth-richest in Europe.[5]

Albrecht was born on 20 February 1920 in Essen, Germany. He was married. He has two children. Albrecht lived in Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

Albrecht died in Essen, Germany from natural causes, aged 94.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The World's Billionaires (2012): No. 10 Karl Albrecht". Forbes. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  2. The Atlantic Times
  3. Secretive Aldi family announce death of main heir to £11billion supermarket fortune
  4. "Bloomberg Billionares Index". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  5. "The World's Billionaires (2010): 1 – 24". Forbes. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  6. "Karl Albrecht, Billionaire Co-Founder of Aldi Stores, Dies at 94". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 21 July 2014.

Other websites