Net Worth: $2 Billion
- Source of Wealth Investments
- Birth Place Paris, France
- Marital Status Single
- Full Name Nicolas Berggruen
- Nationality United States-Germany
- Date of Birth August 10, 1961
- Ethnicity Jewish, Albanian, Austrian, German
- Occupation Investor, Businessman
- Education New York University
About Nicolas Berggruen
Known for his philanthropic works, Nicolas Berggruen is an American-German investor and businessman with an estimated net worth of $2 billion as of March 2013, according to Forbes. He is known to be the President and founder of Berggruen Holdings and Nicolas Berggruen Institute.
Of Jewish, Albanian, Austrian, and German ancestry, Nicolas Berggruen was born to an actress and an art collector. After graduating from New York University with a degree in Finance and International Business, he started working at Bass Brothers Enterprises investment company, in its real estate division.
While in New York, he started accumulating wealth with his $250,000 worth of trust fund. He began with buying real estates. Eventually, he moved to venture funds, hedge funds, bonds, stocks and portfolio of private equities. It was in 1984 when he founded the Berggruen Holdings, Inc.. In 1988, he co-founded Alpha Investment Management with Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr.. However, the hedge fund was sold to Safra Bank 16 years later.
Today, through Berggruen Holdings, Nicolas Berggruen is able to oversee his diverse investments which include Keys Hotels in India, IEC College in California, and Karstadt department store chain based in Germany. He also owns and oversees his investments in other industries like real estate, media, distribution, manufacturing, and energy.