Theo Mueller

About Theo Mueller

Birth Place: Zurich, Switzerland, Germany
Author: John Sladek
Cover artist: Bill Botten
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Science fiction novel
Publisher: Hutchinson
Publication date: June 1970
Media type: Print (hardcover)
Pages: 214
ISBN: 0-09-102480-3

Theo Mueller Net Worth

Theo Mueller was born in Zurich, Switzerland, Germany. Theo Mueller is the sole owner of an increasingly diversified food enterprise grounded in dairy processing and marketing. His grandfather founded the business in 1896, in Aretsried, Bavaria. When Theo took the reins from his father in 1971, the village dairy had just four employees. Implementing new techniques in milk processing and building up sales and distribution infrastructure, his became the first dairy in Germany to offer nationwide distribution of fresh milk products -- a roll-out supported by advertising campaigns and TV spots featuring sports legends Gerd Mueller (soccer) and Boris Becker (tennis). Today, in addition to dairy subsidiaries, Theo Mueller Group comprises packing, logistics, vehicle maintenance, fruit processing, a fish restaurant chain (Nordsee) and artisanal bakery shops/cafes (Bastian's). Acquisitions have extended the company's presence as well as its product range (e.g., chilled gourmet salad, sauces and dressings). The Luxembourg-based Mueller Group -- which now has 21 production plants in ten countries, employs 27,000 people and generates revenue of around $7 billion -- has been criticized for using genetically-modified animal food, receiving questionable subsidies and for low compensation to dairy farmers. Theo himself, who is described as bullish, has been pushing many lawsuits against his critics, such as Greenpeace. In November 2015, the use of a half-naked, dark-skinned pinup model on milk bottles in Germany and Austria provoked accusations of sexism and racism. In 1995, two armed men dressed up as policemen unsuccessfully tried to kidnap Mueller. He moved to Erlenbach am Zuerichsee in Switzerland in 2003, so his children wouldn't have to pay taxes when inheriting the company. He has a special interest in supporting music education.
Theo Mueller is a member of Food and Beverage

💰 Net worth: $4.4 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2013 $2.7 Billion
2014 $3.1 Billion
2015 $3.7 Billion
2016 $4.5 Billion
2017 $4.2 Billion
2018 $4.67 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1970

The book received an early German translation as Der Müller-Fokker-Effekt (1970), published by W. Gebühr and was also translated into French as L'Effet Müller-Fokker (1974) and published by Éditions Opta.

2014

Locus Editor Charles N. Brown described it as "a Vonnegut-type black humor novel that starts out very well but goes on much too long with much too much crammed into it." However, he said "the first 100 pages are really excellent." Analog Science Fiction and Fact critic P. Schuyler Miller noted "it was like Ron Goulart's farces, only with more cutting edge—let's say, Goulart programmed by a Swift tape." In 1970 the public reception of the book however was low, and Sladek stopped writing science fiction novels that decade.