Götz Werner

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Götz Werner
Götz Werner auf der republica10 - 3-ab.jpg
Werner at the re:publica in 2010
Born
Götz Wolfgang Werner

(1944-02-05) 5 February 1944 (age 77)
NationalityGerman
Other namesGötz W. Werner
OccupationBusinessman
Children7

Götz Wolfgang Werner (born 5 February 1944 in Heidelberg) is a German businessman and popular advocate of universal basic income.

In 2013, Manager Magazin estimated his net worth to be around €1.1 billion, making him the 109th-richest German.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1973, Werner co-founded his first drugstore, dm-drogerie markt, a German drugstore chain, in Karlsruhe. By 1978, there were more than 100 branches in Germany.[2][3] Later he was member of the advisory board of dm.[4] In 1976, Werner expanded into the Austrian market. He led the company for 35 years. From October 2003 till September 2010, he was the head of the Cross-Department Group for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Till 2018 he was president of the EHI Retail Institute (EHI).[5][6]

Inspired by Rudolf Steiner's teachings of Anthroposophy, Werner is one of the most influential advocates of basic income in Germany (1000 Euros for everyone[7]). He founded the initiative Unternimm die Zukunft, or Become an entrepreneur of the future.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Werner is currently in his second marriage and has 7 children.[9][10]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Einkommen für alle. Der dm-Chef über die Machbarkeit des bedingungslosen Grundeinkommens. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln 2007, ISBN 978-3-462-03775-3.
  • with Adrienne Goehler: 1000 € für jeden. Freiheit, Gleichheit, Grundeinkommen. Econ, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-430-20108-7.
  • with Claudia Cornelson: Womit ich nie gerechnet habe. Die Autobiographie, Berlin: Ullstein 2013, ISBN 978-3-430-20153-7.
  • with Peter Dellbrügger (Hrsg.): Wozu Führung? Dimensionen einer Kunst. KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe 2013, ISBN 978-3-7315-0116-9.

References[edit]

  1. ^ „Die 500 reichsten Deutschen“, Manager Magazin special issue, October 2013, p. 64
  2. ^ "Guenther Lehmann & family". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  3. ^ "Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft (HsKA)". www.hs-karlsruhe.de. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-03-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Staffelstabübergabe". EHI Retail Institute (in German). 2018-03-09. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  6. ^ "TEDxMannheim | TED". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  7. ^ Götz Werner - 1000 Euro für Jeden (Freiheit Gleichheit Grundeinkommen) on YouTube
  8. ^ unternimm-die-zukunft.de
  9. ^ "Götz Werner Lebenslauf". Was War Wann. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  10. ^ "ENTHÜLLT✘ Krasser Fehler - dm Chef Götz Werner Vermögen verloren..." Indect-Project - gut zu wissen! (in German). 2019-06-07. Retrieved 2020-08-24.

External links[edit]

  • Götz Werner on the Unternimm die Zukunft website (in German)