Peter Unger Net Worth

Peter Unger is a German entrepreneur who founded Auto-Teile-Unger (A.T.U.), a successful nationwide auto parts and repair chain. In 2002, he sold 72% of the company to British investor group Doughty Hanson & Co. for $900 million and in 2004, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. bought the entire company, including Unger's remaining 19% stake, for which he received $360 million. Since then, Unger has invested in listed companies, startups and real estate, mostly through his Unger Unternehmensgruppe. He is the sole importer for Taiwanese company Kymco in Germany and the Czech Republic, selling motorbikes and quads, and is chairman of the board of aquagroup AG, a company focused on food hygiene. In early 2017, Unger Unternehmensgruppe subsidiary MSA will open a bike center on the site of a former tire warehouse, focusing on electric bicycles.
Peter Unger is a member of Automotive

Age, Biography and Wiki

Birth Day April 25, 1942
Birth Place Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Germany, Germany
Birth Sign Taurus
Alma mater Swarthmore College Oxford University
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Analytic philosophy
Main interests Metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of mind
Notable ideas Effective altruism

💰 Net worth: $2.5 Billion (2024)

Peter Unger, also known as Automotive in Germany, is a well-known figure in the automotive industry. In 2024, his net worth is estimated to be an astounding $2.5 billion, making him one of the wealthiest individuals in the field. With a remarkable track record and extensive knowledge of the automotive sector, Unger has made strategic investments and business ventures that propelled his financial success. His vast wealth is a testament to his entrepreneurial abilities and dedication to the industry, solidifying his position as a prominent figure in Germany's automotive landscape.

2009 $1.2 Billion
2010 $1.3 Billion
2011 $1.3 Billion
2012 $1.3 Billion
2013 $1.4 Billion
2014 $1.4 Billion
2015 $1.8 Billion
2016 $2 Billion
2017 $2 Billion
2018 $2.47 Billion



Unger attended Swarthmore College at the same time as David Lewis, earning a B.A. in philosophy in 1962, and Oxford University, where he studied under A. J. Ayer and earned a doctorate in 1966.


Unger has written a defense of profound philosophical skepticism. In Ignorance (1975), he argues that nobody knows anything and even that nobody is reasonable or justified in believing anything.


In Philosophical Relativity (1984), he argues that many philosophical questions cannot be definitively answered.


In the field of applied ethics, his best-known work is Living High and Letting Die (1996). In this text, Unger argues that the citizens of first-world countries have a moral duty to make large donations to life-saving charities (such as Oxfam and UNICEF), and that once they have given all of their own money and possessions, beyond what is needed to survive, they should give what belongs to others, even if having to beg, borrow, or steal in the process.


In "The Mental Problems of the Many" (2002), he argues for substantial interactionist dualism on questions of mind and matter: that each of us is an immaterial soul. The argument is extended and fortified in his 2006 book All the Power in the World.


In Empty Ideas (2014), he argues that analytic philosophy has delivered no substantial results as to how things are with concrete reality.