Erika Pohl-Stroeher Net Worth

Erika Pohl-Stroeher was born in Germany. Erika Pohl-Stroeher owes her wealth to her grandparents, Franz and Marie Stroeher, who founded German hair care and cosmetics giant Wella AG in the 19th century. When Procter & Gamble bought the company for more than $4 billion in 2003, she received around $1.1 billion for her 23% stake. Pohl-Stroeher, who started collecting stones on childhood holidays, owns one of the world's most valuable private collections of gems and minerals. It includes more than 80,000 pieces assembled over 60 years and is on permanent loan to TU Bergakademie Freiberg, a mining and technology university in Freiberg, Germany. Pohl-Stroeher studied chemistry and biology at the University of Jena and received a doctorate in biology. When escaping from East Germany with her family, she brought one suitcase of toys from her home in the Ore Mountains. This became the basis of her folk art collection. Today, Pohl-Stroeher lives quietly in Switzerland.
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💰 Net worth: $1.3 Billion

2014 $1.5 Billion
2015 $1.3 Billion
2016 $1.3 Billion
2018 $1.3 Billion

Biography/Timeline

1919

Pohl-Stroher was born on 18 January 1919 in Wurzen in Saxony, East Germany and grew up in Rothenkirchen in Vogtland.

2003

Pohl-Stroher's grandparents, Franz and Marie Stroeher, founded the hair care and cosmetics company Wella AG in the 19th century. When Procter & Gamble bought the company for more than $4 billion in 2003, Pohl-Stroher received around $1.1 billion for her 23% stake. Her net worth was estimated by Forbes magazine to be USD 1.3 billion making her the 101st wealthiest person in Germany at the time of her death.

2010

The mineral Erikapohlite (de) was named in her honour in 2010.

2016

She studied chemistry and biology at the University of Jena and received a doctorate in biology. She died on 18 December 2016 at the age of 97.