Karl-Heinz Kipp

About Karl-Heinz Kipp

Birth Day: February 12, 1924
Birth Place: Germany
Occupation: Founder, Massa
Spouse(s): Hannelore Kipp
Children: Ernst-Ludwig (deceased) and Ursula
Relatives: Laura Bechtolsheimer (granddaughter)

Karl-Heinz Kipp

Karl-Heinz Kipp was born on February 12, 1924 in Germany. German billionaire Karl-Heinz Kipp died in October 2017. Kipp made his first fortune in retailing and his second one in real estate. After selling clothes for more than a decade, he opened the first Massa department store in 1965. He sold the chain in 1985, but smartly held on to the underlying property and struck a lucrative lease deal with retailer Metro. At the time of his death, he owned three five-star properties: the Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa, where he lived with his wife, Hannelore; the all-suite Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz; and the Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona, named hotel of the year in 2014 by the prestigious Gault&Millau ratings guide. His Hotel Valsana in Arosa, a four-star property, is undergoing a complete renovation through 2017. Back in May 2002, Kipp gave his first interview in 15 years to the Swiss magazine Bilanz. When asked what he thought of Forbes's calculation of his wealth, he replied: "That's a worth question, anyone can come around and count for a couple of weeks. Seriously, it's not important any more whether you have one or four billion. What counts for me, is health and a happy family. And in particular, my wonderful wife, thanks to whose superb support everything was made possible." Kipp is also survived by one daughter, Ursula Bechtolsheimer, and several grandchildren; his son Ernst-Ludwig passed away in 2003.
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As per our current Database, Karl-Heinz Kipp has been died on 11 October 2017(2017-10-11) (aged 93)\nArosa, Switzerland.

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When Karl-Heinz Kipp die, Karl-Heinz Kipp was 93 years old.

Popular As Karl-Heinz Kipp
Occupation Fashion and Retail
Age 93 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 12, 1924 (Germany)
Birthday February 12
Town/City Germany
Nationality Germany

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Karl-Heinz Kipp’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

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Karl-Heinz Kipp was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Kipp began his career in 1948 selling clothes and opened his first Massa department store in 1965.The Massa stores were introduced on the German stock market in 1986. In 1987 Kipp sold his remaining shares but he kept the real estate of the stores, which he rented to the retailer Metro AG.


His son, former Florida resident Ernst-Ludwig Kipp, died in 2003, leaving behind his seven children. His daughter Ursula married Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer and together they have three sons, Felix (a singer with the rock group Hey Negrita), Goetz, and Till, and a daughter, Laura, an Olympic dressage rider.

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