Karl Albrecht

1920 - 2014

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For others with the same or similar name, see Carl Albrecht (disambiguation). Karl Hans Albrecht (German: [ˈalbʁɛçt]; 20 February 1920 – 16 July 2014) was a German entrepreneur who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. He was for many years the richest person in Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Albrecht has received more than 569,291 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Karl Albrecht is the 152nd most popular businessperson (down from 132nd in 2019), the 1,493rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,329th in 2019) and the 16th most popular German Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Karl Albrecht ranks 152 out of 604Before him are Jack Welch, Charles Simonyi, Martha Stewart, Asa Griggs Candler, Masayoshi Son, and Torakusu Yamaha. After him are Thomas J. Watson, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Ron Dennis, Rebiya Kadeer, Roger Ailes, and Sheldon Adelson.

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Among people born in 1920, Karl Albrecht ranks 99Before him are Henri Verneuil, Peggy Lee, George Porter, Vilém Flusser, Väinö Linna, and Tonino Guerra. After him are Richard Farnsworth, Marcial Maciel, DeForest Kelley, Jack Warden, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, and Bruno Maderna. Among people deceased in 2014, Karl Albrecht ranks 86Before him are Serge Moscovici, B. K. S. Iyengar, Run Run Shaw, Alice Herz-Sommer, Leo Tindemans, and Gottfried John. After him are Valeri Kubasov, Jack Bruce, Menahem Golan, Viktor Tikhonov, Robert Hansen, and Milan Galić.

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Among people born in Germany, Karl Albrecht ranks 1,493 out of 5,289Before him are Uli Stielike (1954), Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778), Gottfried John (1942), Gisela of Swabia (990), Hermann Weingärtner (1864), and Marie-Louise von Franz (1915). After him are Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Walther Hewel (1904), Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1570), Otto Wels (1873), Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Brandenburg (1597), and Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (1828).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Karl Albrecht ranks 16Before him are Jakob Fugger (1459), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Dietmar Hopp (1940), Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Paul Reuter (1816), and Uli Hoeneß (1952). After him are Carl Laemmle (1867), Maurice de Hirsch (1831), Axel Springer (1912), John Jacob Astor (1763), Theo Albrecht (1922), and Friedrich Bayer (1825).