Net Worth: $12.6 Billion
- Source of Wealth Software
- Birth Place Berlin, Germany
- Marital Status Married (Sabine Plattner)
- Full Name Hasso Plattner
- Nationality German
- Date of Birth January 21, 1944
- Occupation Businessman, Co-Founder of SAP AG
- Children 2
About Hasso Plattner
German businessman Hasso Plattner has an estimated net worth of $12.6 billion in July 2017, according to Bloomberg. He is the former CEO of software company SAP AG that he co-founded with four of his former IBM collegues in 1972. Three of them – Dietmar Hopp, Klaus Tschira, and Hans-Werner Hector – were also billionaires. He has also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP AG since May 2003. In 1998, he founded Hasso Plattner Institute for IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam where he served as a professor of enterprise software systems. Hasso Plattner Ventures invests in promising technology companies. In 2008, Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa began its operation in Cape Town, South Africa with a $50 million fund. Its fortune has climbed by $1.7 billion since March 2012 because of the rise in the stock price of German software company SAP.
Plattner is a sports enthusiast and sails competitively on his yacht, Morning Glory. He also enjoys skiing, snowboarding and tennis. He is also an avid golfer who owns Fancourt Estate, a luxury gold course and hotel in South Africa’s Western Cape province.