Albert von Thurn und Taxis

About Albert von Thurn und Taxis

Birth Day: June 24, 1983
Birth Place: Germany
Period: 14 December 1990 – present
Predecessor: Johannes
Heir presumptive: Prince Max Emanuel
Full name: Full name German: Albert Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel Prinz von Thurn und Taxis German: Albert Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel Prinz von Thurn und Taxis
House: Thurn and Taxis
Father: Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Mother: Countess Gloria of Schönburg Glauchau
Religion: Roman Catholic

Albert von Thurn und Taxis

Albert von Thurn und Taxis was born on June 24, 1983 in Germany. Although he first appeared on Forbes's billionaire list as an 8-year-old, Albert von Thurn und Taxis, the 12th prince in his family line, officially inherited his fortune in 2001, on his 18th birthday. In June 2008, he received an M. A. in economics and theology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. His assets include real estate, art and 36,000 hectares of woodland in Germany, one of the largest forest holdings in Europe. An eligible bachelor, he lives in the family castle in Bavaria, Schloss Emmeram, and drives race cars -- touring with a German league. In 2010 he won the ADAC GT Masters championship for Reiter Engineering (together with Peter Kox). Meanwhile, his mother, Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, manages the family fortune. Appearing in photos taken at their castle, society parties and noble weddings, Gloria, Albert and his two sisters, Maria Theresia and Elisabeth, are no strangers to the paparazzi.
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Popular As Albert von Thurn und Taxis
Occupation Diversified
Age 40 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 24, 1983 (Germany)
Birthday June 24
Town/City Germany
Nationality Germany

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Albert von Thurn und Taxis’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

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The House of Thurn und Taxis is a German family whose fortune derives from the appointment of an ancestor, Leonhard von Taxis, as hereditary postmaster general of the Holy Roman Empire in 1595. Albert's Father preceded him as the head of this family, which has several branches. The family of Thurn und Taxis remains well known as owners of breweries and former builders of castles.


Since former hereditary titles are only recognised in German law as part of the surname, in accordance with the Weimar Constitution of 1919, family members include the title as an integral part of their name in the form, Prinz von Thurn und Taxis. According to family tradition Albert Prinz von Thurn und Taxis followed his Father, in accordance with the rules of the legal affairs committee of the Association of German Nobility (Deutscher Adelsrechtsausschuß), in the nominal succession as "head" of the former German princely House of Thurn and Taxis. As such, he is sometimes styled by the traditional title, Fürst von Thurn und Taxis (Prince of Thurn and Taxis).


His Father, Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, an internationally renowned boulevardier, died in 1990 when he was seven years old, leaving Albert to inherit a US$3 billion fortune and US$500 million in debts. His mother, Gloria (née Countess von Schönburg-Glauchau), a popular media figure since marriage to his 53-year-old Father as a 20-year-old, was instrumental in preserving the family fortune until Albert became of legal age to take over its management. He has two older sisters: Princess Maria Theresia and Princess Elisabeth.


Thurn und Taxis completed his high school education in Rome and then, after his military Service, he studied economics and theology at the University of Edinburgh. He is an enthusiastic racing driver, vice-champion (2007/2008) and champion (2010) of the German GT Championship ADAC GT Masters with the German Team Reiter Engineering.


In 2008 Albert was included as 11th on the list of the Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals as compiled by Forbes magazine.

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