Liz Mohn

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Liz (Elisabeth) Mohn née Beckmann (born 21 June 1941) is the widow of Reinhard Mohn, the owner of the media conglomerate Bertelsmann. She serves on the supervisory board of Bertelsmann and on the board of the Bertelsmann Foundation.

She became employed as a secretary at Bertelsmann and eventually became Mohn's mistress. In 1963 she entered a pro forma marriage with author Joachim Scholz, and only became Mohn's second wife in 1982.[1] Liz and Reinhard Mohn had three children.

In 1993, she founded the German Stroke Foundation, and serves as its President. In 2004, she endorsed Angela Merkel for Chancellor.[2]




  • Thomas Schuler: Die Mohns - Vom Provinzbuchhändler zum Weltkonzern. Die Familie hinter Bertelsmann. Campus Verlag, 2004, ISBN 3-593-37307-6


  1. ^ [1] Focus-online: Konzerne: „Reinhard kann jetzt nicht“, accessed 23 June 2009
  2. ^ [2] Focus: Merkel-Lobeshymne: Liz Mohn kopiert sich selbst
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