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 – Magdalena Martullo-Blocher ($3.8 Billion)
Magdalena Martullo-Blocher lives in Feldmeilen, Switzerland. She is the daughter of Christoph Blocher, an industrial and former politician. (He was something of a polarizing figure in Swiss politics, fighting for more right-wing policies.) She is the currently CEO of Ems-Chemie, which is a Swiss chemical and polymer manufacturing company.
In 2014, Ems-Chemie had annual sales of approximately 1.972 billion Swiss francs, which is around $2 billion. Although the company is based in Switzerland, it has locations all around the world. When her father left the company to work in government in 2004, she took over the billion dollar venture. Just recently in 2015, Martullo-Blocker also entered politics when she was elected as National Councillor.
#9 – Ivan Glasenberg ($3.8 Billion)
Ivan Glasenberg only became a Swiss citizen in 2011, but he still counts as one of the wealthiest citizens that the country has to offer. Glasenberg was born in South Africa in 1957, and he would eventually graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accountancy. In 1984, he joined Glencore, a massively influential mining company that was headquartered in Switzerland.
By 2002, he had been named Chief Executive Officer of the company. His net worth has steadily declined over time as the economic climate has changed, but he still has a pretty fat wallet. Currently, Glasenberg’s primary Swiss resident is located in the village of Rüschlikon.