|Education||University of St. Gallen (1970-1972)|
|Occupation||Publisher, Chairman of Ringier Holding AG|
|Spouse(s)||Ellen Ringier (born Lüthy)|
|Children||2 adopted daughters|
His parents are Hans and Eva Ringier (born Landolt). Ringier attended the University of St. Gallen from 1970 to 1972. In 1973, he began to work as a journalist for the Münchner Abendzeitung. After attending courses at a journalism school and editorial stations in his family's media company, Ringier completed a trainee program at Heinrich Bauer Verlag in Hamburg in 1976/77. He then worked for the business editorial staff of the Stern and conceived (also for Gruner + Jahr) the magazin impulse. In the Cologne editorial department, he headed the department of "Business Administration and Business" from 1980 onwards.
Ringier is married to the law graduate Ellen Ringier (born Lüthy) and has two adopted daughters. Ringier is considered a proven art collector with a collection of more than 4,000 works of contemporary art and lives in a modern villa on Lake Zurich. He likes to spend his holidays in his holiday home in Engadin. Ringier likes to jog and is a passionate tennis and golf player.
In 1983, he returned to Switzerland, where he took over the responsibility for New Media and the German market in the Ringier AG. In 1985, Michael Ringier was CEO of Ringier AG. In 1991, as Chairman of the Board of Directors, he took over sole responsibility for the company. In 1997, he resigned as Chairman of the Board and took over the operational leadership of Ringier AG, as delegate of the board of directors. He also took over publishing management of the publisher. In 2003, Ringier became Chairman of Ringier Holding AG.
- "Biografie Michael Ringier". Who’sWho. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
- Michael Ringier. "Der Verleger und die Kunst". Ringier AG. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
- Astrid von Stockar (18 June 2016). "Ich fordere einen achten Bundesrat als Familienminister". Blick. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
- Nina Seigal (7 November 2017). "Museum Leader Who Resigned Calls Controversy a 'Misunderstanding'". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- Michael Ringier on the website from Ringier
- In der digitalen Welt stochern wir alle im Nebel. Article in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung from 9 May, 2008
- Michael Ringier. Interview