Axel Oberwelland

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Axel Oberwelland
Born (1966-08-01) 1 August 1966 (age 53)
Bielefeld, Germany
Alma materUniversity of St. Gallen
Known forOwner, August Storck
Net worthUS$3.9 billion (April 2018)[1]
TitleCEO, August Storck
Spouse(s)Bergit Oberwelland
Parent(s)Klaus Oberwelland

Axel Oberwelland (born 1 August 1966) is a German billionaire heir and businessman, the owner of the confectionery manufacturer August Storck, founded by his eponymous great-grandfather in 1903.[1] The company is best known for its brands Werther's Original, Riesen and Toffifee.

Early life[edit]

Axel Oberwelland was born on 1 August 1966 in Bielefeld,[2][3] the son of Klaus Oberwelland.[1]

He went to high school in Bielefeld, followed by a boarding school near St. Moritz, Switzerland, and then studied business at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.[3]


He has led the company since his father Klaus Oberwelland retired in 2003, to coincide with the company's centenary.[1]

In April 2018, his net worth was estimated at $3.9 billion.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Bergit Oberwelland, with four children, and lives in Berlin, Germany.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Forbes profile: Axel Oberwelland". Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Süßwarenhersteller: Das bittere Nasch-Erbe von Storck-Chef Axel Oberwelland". Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  3. ^ a b c "Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Axel Oberwelland". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 21 April 2018.