|Birth Day||December 07, 1940|
|Age||80 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||31 March 2015(2015-03-31) (aged 74)\nHeidelberg, Germany|
|Education||University of Karlsruhe|
|Known for||Co-founder of SAP AG|
|Children||Udo Tschira Harald Tschira|
Klaus Tschira, along with his family, is a prominent figure in the technology sector in Germany. Tschira and his family have contributed significantly to the advancement of technology and scientific research in their country. As of 2023, their net worth is estimated to be an impressive $8.6 billion. This tremendous wealth is a testament to their successful ventures and investments in various technology-related industries. The Tschira family's influence and expertise in technology have made them renowned figures in Germany's business and innovation landscape.
After gaining his Diplom in physics and working at IBM, Tschira co-founded the German software giant SAP AG in 1972 in Mannheim, Germany together with Hans-Werner Hector, Dietmar Hopp, Hasso Plattner and Claus Wellenreuther. From 1998 to 2007, he was a board member at SAP. He was married to Gerda Tschira and had two sons, Harald and Udo.
The Klaus Tschira Foundation (KTF) was established by Tschira in 1995 as a non-profit organization. Its primary objective is to support projects in natural and computer sciences as well as mathematics. The KTF places strong emphasis on public understanding in these fields. Tschira's commitment to this objective was honored in 1999 with the "Deutscher Stifterpreis" by the German National Academic Foundation (German: Studienstiftung). The KTF is located at the Villa Bosch in Heidelberg, Germany, the former residence of Nobel Prize laureate for chemistry Carl Bosch (1874–1940).
In 2008, Tschira and his wife Gerda founded the Gerda and Klaus Tschira Foundation.