Germany's grocery kings on top

Karl Albrecht, the co-founder of discount supermarket chain Aldi, who is 93 and lives out of the public eye, has again topped Germany's rich list with a fortune estimated at €17.8 billion ($25.6 billion). At second place on the list with €16 billion were the families of Theo Albrecht jnr and his late brother Berthold, co-owners of the separate company Aldi Nord. Third on €13 billion was Dieter Schwarz, the owner of Aldi's rival Lidl. Former formula one world champion Michael Schumacher made it into the top 500 with €650 million.

Karl Albrecht, the co-founder of discount supermarket chain Aldi, who is 93 and lives out of the public eye, has again topped Germany's rich list with a fortune estimated at €17.8 billion ($25.6 billion). At second place on the list with €16 billion were the families of Theo Albrecht jnr and his late brother Berthold, co-owners of the separate company Aldi Nord. Third on €13 billion was Dieter Schwarz, the owner of Aldi's rival Lidl. Former formula one world champion Michael Schumacher made it into the top 500 with €650 million.

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