domingo, 30 de enero de 2011

History of Karl Albrecht

Karl Hans Albrecht was born in Essen, Germany in 1920, the German billionaire businessman who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi in 1948 with his brother, is ranked No. 10 according to Forbes magazine. Since 2010, over 4,000 Aldi stores in Germany, plus another 8,000 stores in Australia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United States and other countries. It is the biggest competitor to another supermarket chain of German discounter Lidl.
Karl is the richest man in Germany. and have served in the German army during World War II.
The Albrecht brothers are craron in modest circumstances, his father had been a baker and assistant administrative officers. His mother was a clerk in a small grocery store in Schonnebeck. While Karl worked in a delicatessen, Theo learned the business at the store where her mother works. Aldi's first store was opened in 1961 called Albrecht-Discount.

 Little is known about Karl Albrecht, because he had withdrawn from public life. Forbes magazine has said he is married with one or two children and lives somewhere in Switzerland. He is a big fan of golf and play your own golf course he built in 1976 and the orchid plant.

Resigned as chairman of the board in early 2002, thereby completely ceding control of the company. The business today is no longer managed by the Albrecht family.

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