Reinhold Würth (born 20 April 1935 in Öhringen, Württemberg) is a German businessman and art collector. He took over his father's tiny wholesale screw business at 19 and built it into the Adolf Würth Group, which posted record $13 billion in sales in 2013.
Honors and awards
Reinhold has received many honors over the years, including, but not limited to being inducted into Hall of Fame of German Industry and receiving the Ludwig Erhard medal, which rewards individuals who have attained exemplary results in their work for the public good and for the development of the social market economy.
Reinhold Würth is honorary doctor and honorary senator of the University of Tübingen and was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Grand Cross of the Order of Merit) of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Diesel medal, and the Medal of Merit of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
In March 2004, Reinhold Würth received the French medal and was appointed a "Knight of the Legion of Honour". On 18 November 2005, Professor Reinhold Würth was appointed officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau, which is a military and civil order of the Netherlands, on the basis of a royal decision.
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