Net Worth: $2 Billion
- Source of Wealth Real Estate, Investments
- Birth Place Frankfurt, Germany
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Georg Friedrich Karl Adam Opel
- Nationality German
- Date of Birth May 18, 1912
- Occupation Businessman
- Education University of Rhode Islands
- Children four children
About Georg von Opel
Automobile businessman Georg von Opel has an estimated net worth of $2 billion as of April 2016. Born Georg Friedrich Karl Adam Opel on May 18, 1912 in Frankfurt, Germany, he is the great grandson of Adam Opel, an auto pioneer and founder of the German car company, Opel. He graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Islands.
According to Forbes, von Opel is the 49th richest person in Germany and 792nd in the list of World Billionaires. He accumulated his estimated net worth of $1.9 billion when he inherited $150 million in 1989 after his father’s death and carefully invested the money in Hansa AG, an investment group.
Georg von Opel sold his Swiss Jelmoli Holding share to real estate company Swiss Prime Site in 2009 for $230 million in cash as well as a 9% stake in the company. He also controls 96% of Athris, a private investment firm, and he has stakes in a Swiss hotel chain, a restaurant chain, a sports store, and shopping centers in Russia and Algeria. He is already a long-time Swiss resident. His Georg and Emily von Opel Foundation helps fund the care and education of underprivileged children and teenagers in developing countries.