Germany has the 3rd-highest number of billionaires in the world. Here are the 11 richest Germans, ranked.

Stefan Quandt, who owns 23.7% of automaker BMW, is the fourth-richest person in Germany.

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Stefan Quandt, who owns 23.7% of automaker BMW, is the fourth-richest person in Germany.
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There are an estimated 2,153 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes.

Approximately 114 of those live in Germany, making it the country with the third-highest concentration of billionaires after the US and China.

The richest people in Germany are Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr., heirs to the Aldi supermarket fortune, worth an estimated $34.3 billion. Others German billionaires include the CEO of supermarket chain Lidl and part owners of automaker BMW.

Here are the 11 richest people in Germany right now, ranked.


11. Udo and Harald Tschira

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Udo and Harald Tschira’s father, Klaus Tschira, cofounded the software company SAP AG.
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Net worth: $13.1 billion

Ages: unknown

Source of wealth: software


10. Heinz Hermann Thiele and family

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Heinz Hermann Thiele.
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Net worth: $13.5 billion

Age: 78

Source of wealth: self made; brakes


9. Georg Schaeffler

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Net worth: $14.8 billion

Age: 55

Source of wealth: auto parts


8. Dietmar Hopp and family

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Dietmar Hopp.
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REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Net worth: $15.7 billion

Age: 79

Source of wealth: self made; software


7. Hasso Plattner and family

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Hasso Plattner cofounded software company SAP AG.
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REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Net worth: $15.8 billion

Age: 75

Source of wealth: self made; software


6. Theo Albrecht, Jr. and family

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Theo Albrecht, Jr is the son of the cofounder of Aldi.
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REUTERS/Christian Charisius

Net worth: $16.5 billion

Age: 68

Source of wealth: Aldi, Trader Joe’s


5. Klaus-Michael Kuehne

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Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images

Net worth: $17.2 billion

Age: 82

Source of wealth: shipping


4. Stefan Quandt

Stefan Quandt, who owns 23.7% of automaker BMW, is the fourth-richest person in Germany.

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Stefan Quandt owns 23.7% of automaker BMW.
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Frank Rumpenhorst/picture alliance via Getty Images

Net worth: $17.6 billion

Age: 53

Source of wealth: BMW


3. Dieter Schwarz

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Dieter Schwarz is the chairman and CEO of the supermarket chain Lidl.
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REUTESR/Philippe Wojazer

Net worth: $18 billion

Age: 80

Source of wealth: retail


2. Susanne Klatten

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Susanne Klatten owns 19.2% of automaker BMW.
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Sina Schuldt/picture alliance via Getty Images

Net worth: $20.3 billion

Age: 57

Source of wealth: BMW; pharmaceuticals


1. Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr.

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Brothers Beate Heister and Karl Albrecht Jr. are heirs to the Aldi supermarket fortune.
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Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images

Net worth: $34.3 billion

Ages: unknown

Source of wealth: supermarkets