After the war, Beisheim went into business. The first Metro Market, opened in November 1963 in Essen-Altenessen. On 10 January 2004, Beisheim Center was officially opened on the northwest side of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, built for 463 million euros, and including the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott chains.
In 2009, he sold 5.2% of the shares of Metro AG to various national and international investors; a further 3.1% could be sold. The WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, in Koblenz is named after him.
- Julie Cruz (18 February 2013). "Metro’s Billionaire Founder Otto Beisheim Dies, Aged 89". Bloomberg.
- "#249 Otto Beisheim". Forbes. 10 March 2010.
- Metro Gründer:Otto BEisheim ist tot Der Spiegel
- taz: Beisheim darf Schulnamen doch kaufen, 16. November 2005
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