Heidi Horten

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Heidi Horten
Born Heidi Jelinek
(1941-02-13) 13 February 1941 (age 76)
Residence Vienna, Austria
Tessin, Switzerland
Lyford Cay, Bahamas
Nationality Austrian
Net worth US$2.6 billion (November 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Helmut Horten (deceased)

Heidi Horten (née Jelinek; born 13 February 1941) is an Austrian billionaire, and the widow of businessman Helmut Horten. In November 2015 Forbes estimated her net worth at US $2.6 billion.[1]

Horten inherited her wealth upon the death of her husband, the founder of the German department store business Horten AG.[1] Horten had met her husband when she was aged 19, he was 30 years older than her.[1] Horten is part of the board of Helmut Horten Stiftung, a charitable foundation that supports various healthcare related institutions, funds medical research, and helps individuals in need.[1]

Horten divides her time between Vienna, Austria, and Tessin, Switzerland, when in Europe, and Lyford Cay in the Bahamas.[1] Horten owns the Carinthia VII, a 315-foot yacht, and enjoys hunting and art collecting. Horten sold the 35.56 carat Wittelsbach Diamond that was formerly part of the crown jewels of Bavaria, for $24 million in 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Heidi Horten". Forbes.