Jeannette zu Fürstenberg

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Hereditary Princess of Fürstenberg
BornJeannette Catherine Griesel[1]
(1982-09-10) 10 September 1982 (age 36)
Munich, Bavaria
SpouseChristian, Hereditary Prince of Fürstenberg
IssuePrince Tassilo
Princess Maria Cecilia
Prince Tristan
Full name
Jeannette Catherine Prinzessin zu Fürstenberg
Occupationbusinesswoman, entrepreneur

Jeannette, Hereditary Princess of Fürstenberg (née Griesel;[2] born 10 September 1982) is a German businesswoman and entrepreneur.

Early life and education[edit]

Zu Fürstenberg was born on 10 September 1982 in Munich, Bavaria. Her family is originally from Duisburg and owns the measuring technology company Krohne Messtechnik.[3] She studied communications and economics at university in Munich. She studied economics in London and Paris, graduating with a master's degree from the European Business School Paris.[4] She completed a doctorate in business administration with a focus in entrepreneurship and art during the Renaissance at the Free University of Berlin.[5][4]


She has worked for Ernst & Young, Synthesis, and AXA. She is a founding partner at La Famiglia, a European-based venture capital investment vehicle for internet and tech start-up companies.[6][7] She helped start the company in 2013 and has served as an investor, adviser, and as a managing partner.[8][9][10] She is the founder of AMAZE, a shopping app for smartphones geared towards fashion bloggers.[11]

In 2011, Zu Fürstenberg and her husband founded Fürstenberg Contemporary, a fellowship programme that promotes annual temporary exhibitions of young, emerging artists's work that is focused on international discourse.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

On 16 September 2010 she married Christian, Hereditary Prince of Fürstenberg in a civil ceremony in Donaueschingen. They had a religious ceremony on 25 September 2010 in Rome.[14] Her husband is the oldest son and heir apparent of Heinrich, Prince of Fürstenberg. She gave birth to their first child, Prince Tassilo, in 2012; their second child, Princess Maria Cecilia, in 2015; and their third child, Prince Tristan, in 2018.[6][15][16][17]

She began playing polo in 2010, and co-founded the Fürstenberg Polo Club with her husband later that year.[18][19]


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