Net Worth: $2.6 Billion
- Source of Wealth Retail
- Birth Place Vienna, Austria
- Marital Status Widowed to Helmut Horten
- Full Name Heidi Horten
- Nationality Austrian
- Date of Birth February 13, 1941
- Occupation Businesswoman and Heir
- Children none
About Heidi Horten
Heidi Horten is the widow of Helmut Horten and she has an estimated net worth of $2.6 billion as of May 2015 according to Forbes. Born on February 13, 1941 in Vienna, Austria, she married Helmut, the founder of the German department store chain Horten AG, in 1966 and became one of the world’s richest women. According to Forbes, she is the fourth richest person in Austria and 423rd in the world.
Horten earned her estimated net worth of $2.6 billion when she inherited an estimated $1 billion fortune from Helmut upon his death in 1987. She met him at a hotel bar in 1959 when she was just barely 19. He was 32-years her senior but despite the age gap, they got married and remained together until his death. He even shared his shares in the chain before he died. When competitor Kaufhof took over the company in the mid-90’s, she changed the names of the Horten stores.
Currently, Heidi Horten divides her time between her penthouse in Vienna, a residence in Tessin, Switzerland, and a home in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. Also, she owns one of the world’s largest yacht, Carinthia VII, which measures 315 feet. She sold her 35.5 carat diamond which was once part of the crown jewels of Bavaria, in 2008 for $24 million at Christie’s. On her leisure time, he enjoys hunting and collecting art.