Believe it or not, Switzerland is actually one of the wealthier countries in the entire world. According to Credit Suisse, Switzerland has the highest nominal wealth per adult in the entire world.
Not only that, but certain cities in Switzerland are known for having the highest quality life out of every other city on the globe. It’s a wealthy country, and so one can only naturally wonder: who are the richest people living in Switzerland?
10. Michael Pieper ($4.7 Billion)
Michael Pieper (born 1946) is a Swiss billionaire businessman, the owner of the kitchen appliance manufacturer Franke, through his Artemis Group holding company.
Pieper is the owner of Artemis Group, which controls Franke, bought by his father Will Pieper in 1975. Pieper took over as CEO of Franke in 1989. Franke is a supplier of products for kitchens, the hygiene sector and coffee preparation
9. Dona Bertarelli ($4.7 Billion)
Dona Bertarelli was born in Rome, but she is technically a citizen of Switzerland. However, she isn’t really like most other businesswomen. Bertarelli’s greatest passion is sailing, and she is quite good at it. In 2010, her and her team won the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, becoming the first woman to have ever won the race.
In November of 2015, she became the fastest woman to sail around the world. However, her sailing is what ended up landing her on this illustrious list. The majority of her fortune came from her inheritance, when Serono, her family’s business, sold for over $9 billion to Merck KGaA in 2007. Currently, the entrepreneur/athlete resides in Gstaad in Switzerland.