Karl Wlaschek

About Karl Wlaschek

Birth Day: August 04, 1917
Birth Place: Austria
Residence: Vienna, Austria
Occupation: Founder, Billa
Children: 2

Karl Wlaschek

Karl Wlaschek was born on August 04, 1917 in Austria. Austrian billionaire Karl Wlaschek died in May 2015 at the age of 97. He was the world's third oldest billionaire. Musically inclined - his grandmother taught the zither (Austrian harp) and his grandfather was a pub singer - he worked as a jazz pianist and a singer known as Charly Walker after World War 1. He amassed his first fortune in retail, opening up a discount cosmetics store in Vienna in 1953. He went on to create Austrian retail chain Billa, which he sold for roughly $1 billion in 1996. Wlaschek spent nearly two decades after that investing in prime Austrian real estate and became one of the largest private real estate owners in Austria, with about 250 properties, including the Radisson and Europa hotels in Salzburg; the historic building that houses the Vienna Stock Exchange;and the Cafe Central coffeehouse. He built himself a mausoleum on the grounds of one his palaces, the Palais Kinsky, where he hoped to be buried, and published a memoir, "Karl Wlaschek: A Success Story." He married for the fifth time in April 2012, to a woman who was 65.
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As per our current Database, Karl Wlaschek has been died on 31 May 2015(2015-05-31) (aged 97)\nGraz, Austria.

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When Karl Wlaschek die, Karl Wlaschek was 97 years old.

Popular As Karl Wlaschek
Occupation Fashion and Retail
Age 97 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 04, 1917 (Austria)
Birthday August 04
Town/City Austria
Nationality Austria

🌙 Zodiac

Karl Wlaschek’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Karl Wlaschek was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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