Johanna Quandt

About Johanna Quandt

Birth Day: June 21, 1926
Birth Place: Germany
Spouse(s): Herbert Quandt (m. 1960-82)
Children: Stefan Quandt Susanne Klatten

Johanna Quandt

Johanna Quandt was born on June 21, 1926 in Germany. Johanna Quandt, the billionaire widow of BMW founder Herbert Quandt, and Germany's second-richest woman behind her daughter, died in August 2015 at the age of 89.Her influence on the premium German carmaker began in the 1950s, when she went to work first as a secretary and then as personal assistant to Herbert, who saved the company from near-bankruptcy in 1959. They married in 1960 and had two children,Stefan Quandt and Susanne Klatten. After Herbert's death in 1982, Johanna became a major shareholder in BMW, and sat on its supervisory board until she retired in 1997. At the time of her death, she still owned nearly 17 percent of the company, ranking 77th on Forbes' list of the World's Billionaires. Her children also own large stakes.
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As per our current Database, Johanna Quandt has been died on 3 August 2015(2015-08-03) (aged 89)\nBad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany.

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When Johanna Quandt die, Johanna Quandt was 89 years old.

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Occupation Automotive
Age 89 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 21, 1926 (Germany)
Birthday June 21
Town/City Germany
Nationality Germany

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Johanna Quandt’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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Johanna Quandt was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Johanna Bruhn became a secretary in her Future husband's office in the 1950s and eventually became his personal assistant. The two married in 1960. After his death in 1982, she was a major shareholder in BMW and sat on its supervisory board from 1982 until she retired in 1997. Much of that time she served as deputy chairwoman of the board. She owned 16.7% of BMW at the time of her death.


The two children of her marriage, Stefan and Susanne, are also substantial shareholders in BMW and now sit on the supervisory board of the company. Police prevented an attempt to kidnap her and her daughter Susanne Klatten in 1978. Johanna lived quietly in Bad Homburg.


A programme by the German public broadcaster, ARD, in October 2007 described in detail the role of the Quandt family businesses during the Second World War. As a result, four family members announced, on behalf of the entire Quandt family, their intention to fund a research project in which a Historian will examine the family's activities during Hitler’s dictatorship.


As of August 2014, the Quandt family is estimated to be worth $46.3 billion. Johanna Quandt died at the age of 89 in her home in Bad Homburg near Frankfurt am Main.

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