Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli was born on 1956 in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Reimann-Ciardelli is a descendant of German chemist Ludwig Reimann, and an heir to the Reimann family fortune.
Reimann-Ciardelli, now a U.S. citizen, sold her stake in the family company for close to $1 billion in 2003.
In 1828, Ludwig Reimann joined with Johann Adam Benckiser, who five years earlier had founded the Benckiser chemical company.
Ludwig's great-grandson Albert Reimann Jr., Andrea's father, took the reins after his father died in 1952, and added consumer goods.
Today, the family company JAB owns stakes in a variety of consumer products companies including health and hygiene company Reckitt Benckiser.
Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli is a member of Fashion & Retail
In 2003, she sold her 11.1% stake in JAB Holding Company for nearly $1 billion.
As of June 2017, Forbes estimated her net worth at US$1.07 billion.