Friede Springer Net Worth

Net Worth: $3.7 Billion
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Publishing
  • Age:

    76
  • Birth Place:

    Oldsum, Germany
  • Marital Status:

    Widowed (Axel Springer)
  • Full Name:

    Friede Riewerts
  • Nationality:

    Germany
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About Friede Riewerts

The fifth and the final wife of Axel Springer, Friede Springer is a German publisher with an estimated net worth of $3.7 billion as of May 2015 according to Forbes.

Prior to becoming Mrs. Axel Springer, Friede worked as a nanny for her future husband's family. Later on, she became his lover then wife, until Axel Springer's death in 1985. After his death, Friede and Axel's children and grandchildren inherited his shares in a publishing trust. During that time, Springer holds 26.1% of the total stocks. Subsequently, Friede became Springer Holding's sole executive manager and Axel Springer AG's manager.

In 2007, Friede Springer was named by Forbes magazine as the 26th wealthiest person in Germany with her $3.2 billion worth of private fortune. As of March 2013, her net worth amounts to $3 billion which makes her the 29th wealthiest person in Germany today.