Thomas Schmidheiny Net Worth

Thomas Schmidheiny was born in 1945 in Jona, Switzerland. His family had built an empire in the brick and cement industry, and when his father Max divided the estate in 1984, Thomas inherited Holcim, a cement and concrete supplier, while his brother Stephan inherited Eternit, a construction company. After running Holcim for twenty years, Thomas retired as chairman in 2003. In 2015, Holcim merged with France's Lafarge, creating the world's largest cement manufacturer, and Thomas now holds just under 12% of the company. He also owns vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley, Australia, Argentina, and Switzerland.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Birth Year 1945
Birth Place Jona, Switzerland, Switzerland
Residence Klosters, Switzerland
Alma mater Tufts University Zurich Polytechnic
Occupation Major shareholder of LafargeHolcim
Spouse(s) married
Children 4
Parent(s) Max Schmidheiny
Relatives Stephan Schmidheiny (brother)

💰 Net worth: $5.7 Billion (2024)

Thomas Schmidheiny, a prominent figure in the construction and engineering sector in Switzerland, is estimated to have a net worth of $5.7 billion in 2024. As an esteemed entrepreneur and investor, Schmidheiny has made significant contributions to the development and growth of the construction industry. Through his numerous ventures and strategic investments, he has accumulated considerable wealth over the years. Schmidheiny's expertise and vision continue to shape the landscape of construction and engineering in Switzerland, cementing his position as a leading figure in the industry.

2009 $2.7 Billion
2010 $4.3 Billion
2011 $4.8 Billion
2012 $4.2 Billion
2013 $5.5 Billion
2014 $5.5 Billion
2015 $5.5 Billion
2016 $3.2 Billion
2017 $4.7 Billion
2018 $4.9 Billion

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Thomas Schmidheiny is the son of Max Schmidheiny (1908-1991). The family's construction materials empire (bricks, cement, etc) was divided in 1984, with Thomas inheriting Holcim, the concrete and cement company, and his brother Stephan, also a Billionaire, was given the construction company Eternit.


Until 2003, Schmidheiny was the chairman of Holcim, one of the world's leading cement manufacturers, founded by his grand-uncle in 1912. Schmidheiny resigned his chairmanship as part of a deal to settle an investigation of insider trading in Spain. He has remained on the Board since that time. Since the merger between Holcim and Lafarge Thomas Schmidheiny detains 11.4% of the company Lafarge-Holcim and is the biggest shareholder of the firm.


The Indian School of Business has a Thomas Schmidheiny chair of family Business. As of 2012, the post was held by Kavil Ramachandran.