Net Worth: $12.6 Billion
- Source of Wealth Packaging
- Birth Place Sweden
- Marital Status Widowed (Gad Rausing)
- Full Name Birgit Mayne
- Nationality Swedish
- Date of Birth 1924
- Occupation Businesswoman
- Children 3 (Kirsten Rausing, Jorn Rausing, Finn Rausing)
About Birgit Rausing
Swedish businesswoman and philanthropist Birgit Rausing has an estimated net worth of $12.6 billion as of February 2015 according to Bloomberg. In 2010, she was named by Forbes as the third wealthiest woman in Sweden.
Birgit Rausing is known to be the daughter in law of Ruben Rausing who founded Tetra Pak which created a major difference in the packaging of milk and juices. Eventually, the company was inherited by his sons Hans and Gad, whom Birgit Rausing married later on.
Widowed by Gad Rausing, Birgit Mayne Rausing has three children named Finn, Jorn and Kirsten. When her husband died in 2000, Birgit and her children inherited the packaging giant Tetra Laval. Currently, all of her children sit on the board of the company. Jorn oversees merger and acquisition. Her other son Finn currently serves as the chairman of the board of the Swedish R.R. Institute of Applied Economics. Her only daughter, Kirsten is known to be a horse breeder in the United Kingdom.