Who Owns BMW? (2022)

BMW is a luxury car manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company is owned by BMW Group, which also owns Rolls Royce & Mini luxury car brands. The company was founded in 1916 as Bayerische Flugzeugwerke to manufacture aircraft engines.

Who is the largest owner of BMW?

Stefan Quandt is the largest owner of BMW. He owns 24% of BMW Group. Susanne Klatten owns 19% of BMW group, she’s the company’s second largest owner.

Both Susanne & Stefan are siblings, together they own 50% of BMW group, the rest of 50% held by public shareholders. The company is listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Stefan Quandt

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Stefan Quandt is the son of Herbert Quandt & Johanna Quandt. Born in Bad Homburg, Stefan earned a degree in economics & engineering from University of Karlsruhe.

Stefan’s father Herbert Quandt is credited with saving BMW from bankruptcy in 1960s. In the process, he amassed great wealth. Herbert has inherited the business from his father, industrialist Günther Quandt.

The shareholding of Stefan in BMW is almost 24%, with his net worth being $19.4 billion as of September, 2022. Stefan is married and has 1 child.

Susanne Klatten

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Susanne Klatten is the sister of Stefan Quandt. She is the daughter of Herbert Quandt. Susanne owns almost 19% of BMW, which makes her world’s 67th richest person with a net worth of $22.2 billion.

Klatten was also born in Bad Homburg, she went on to earn an MBA degree from IMD Business School in Lausanne. Susanne is divorced and has three children.

What is the net worth of BMW owner?

BMW owner Stefan Quandt net worth stands at $19.4 billion, he is the world’s 80th richest person. Fellow BMW owner and his sister, Susanne Klatten net worth is $22.2 billion, she’s the world’s 67th richest person.