Klaus Tschira

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Klaus Tschira
Born 1940
Education University of Karlsruhe
Known for cofounder of SAP AG
Net worth SteadyUS $ 1.5 billion (est.) (2010)[1]

Klaus Tschira (born 1940 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany) is a German entrepreneur. After gaining his physics diploma and working at IBM, he co-founded the German software giant SAP AG in 1972 in Mannheim, Germany together with Hans-Werner Hector, Dietmar Hopp, Hasso Plattner and Claus Wellenreuther. From 1998 to 2007, he was a board member at SAP.


Klaus Tschira Foundation[edit]

The Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTF) was established by the physicist Klaus Tschira in 1995 as a non-profit organization. Its primary objective is to support projects in natural and computer sciences as well as mathematics. The KTF places strong emphasis on the public understanding in these fields. Klaus Tschira’s commitment to this objective was honored in 1999 with the "Deutscher Stifterpreis" by the German National Academic Foundation (German: Studienstiftung). The KTF is located at the Villa Bosch in Heidelberg, Germany, the former residence of Nobel Prize laureate for chemistry Carl Bosch (1874–1940).

Gerda and Klaus Tschira Foundation[edit]

In 2008, Klaus Tschira founded the Gerda and Klaus Tschira Foundation together with his wife Gerda Tschira.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Forbes Billionaires 2010
  2. ^ GI-Fellow citation, retrieved 2012-03-09.

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