The youngest billionaire in the world is 19-year-old German

Kevin David Lehman received stock in DM from his father, Gunther.
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Each year, Forbes chooses the richest person in the world, 12 of them even less than 30 in the current list.

At the helm of young billionaires: 19-year-old Kevin David Lehmann, son of DM contributor Günther Lehmann. When he reached the age of majority, he received shares worth more than 2 billion euros from his father.

In addition to Kevin David Lehmann, there is another son of the founder of DM – Christoph Werner, son of the founder of DM Götz Werner. The 49-year-old is already actively involved in the company.

Forbes magazine list of billionaires It lists the richest people in the world every year – and it comes as a surprise to many. In the latest issue, pop star Rihanna and director Peter Jackson reached the illustrious ranking. at the top of Ultra-rich under the age of thirty For the second year in a row, there is a young German that few people knew before: 19-year-old Kevin David Lehmann, heir to the drugstore chain DM with a fortune of $2.4 billion.

Lehman laid the foundation for his billionaire career on September 20, 2020 – the day he came of age. Father Gunter Lehmann transferred his shares, which he himself had as a shareholder in DM, to his son. Value: 2.8 billion euros.

Not much is known about the Lyman family. Unlike Götz Werner, the founding father of the DM, Günter Lehmann is rarely present in public. Thanks to Günther Lehmann’s entry into the company, the pharmacy chain was able to thrive. In 1974, Lehmann Senior joined DM as a shareholder – at a time when founder Werner wanted to expand but lacked the financial means.

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As a partner in the Pfannkuch supermarket chain, Günter Lehmann was financially well-equipped and bought 50 percent of the company’s shares. Today, dm is the largest pharmacy chain in Europe with more than 60,000 employees and around 3,800 branches. It is not yet clear whether Lyman Jr. will dare to follow in his father’s footsteps.

There is another heir in the company who has been actively involved for a long time. Christoph Werner, son of founder Gotze Werner, is responsible for Marketing and Procurement on the Board of Directors. The 49-year-old takes care of contracts with suppliers, expands the online business and puts Rossmann’s biggest competitor under pressure.

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