Reinhold Würth

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Reinhold Würth
Born (1935-04-20) April 20, 1935 (age 84)
ResidenceKünzelsau, Germany
OccupationChairman, Adolf Würth Group
Net worth$10.9 billion[1]

Reinhold Würth (born 20 April 1935) is a German businessman and art collector. He took over his father's tiny wholesale screw business at age 19 and built it into the Adolf Würth Group, which posted $13 billion in sales in 2013.[2]

Since the 1960s Würth has collected works of art. As of 2018 the collection contains over 18,000 works, specializing in art created from the late 19th century to today.[3]

He is married with three children and lives in Künzelsau, Germany.[1]

Honors and awards[edit]

Würth has received many honors including being inducted into Hall of Fame of German Industry and receiving the Ludwig Erhard medal, which rewards individuals who have attained exemplary results in their work for the public good and for the development of the social market economy.

Würth is an honorary doctor and honorary senator of the University of Tübingen and was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Grand Cross of the Order of Merit) of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Diesel medal, and the Medal of Merit of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

In March 2004, he received the French medal and was appointed a Knight of the Legion of Honour. On 18 November 2005, he was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau, a military and civil order of the Netherlands, by royal decision.

Honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Economics, University of Tübingen
Staufer Medal
Acceptance into the Business Hall of Fame (Initiative of Manager Magazin and the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany (Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), Bonn, Germany)
German Founder's Award for Lifetime Achievement
Ludwig Erhard Prize for Business Journalism
Diesel Gold Medal of the German Institute for Inventions
Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands)
Honorary Senator of the University of Stuttgart
Entrepreneur Award 2009 of the Business Club Aachen-Maastricht
  • 2011 Emil Beck Memorial Award of the Fencing Club Tauberbischofsheim
  • 2012 James Simon Prize of James Simon Foundation to Carmen and Reinhold Würth - Award for exemplary, social and cultural activities in Germany
Carl-Friedrich Medal of the Faculty of Economics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Reinhold Wuerth". Forbes. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  2. ^ Key facts about the Wurth Group
  3. ^ "Würth Collection". Würth and the Arts. Retrieved 15 December 2018.

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