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The Richest People In Switzerland, 2021 (Swiss Billionaires)

Swiss-based Italian shipping tycoons Gianluigi and Rafaela Aponte Gianluigi & Rafaela Aponte are the richest in Switzerland, with a net worth of $11.4 billion. Behind him in the 2nd spot comes one newcomer to Switzerland (via London and Dubai): Guillaume Pousaz, CEO and founder of, with an estimated net worth of $9 billion.

Ernesto Bertarelli is the 3rd-richest of the Alpine-based billionaires, with $8.6 billion, who according to his own self-description is a “Swiss entrepreneur active in the fields of business, finance, sport, and philanthropy”. Then there is Magdalena Martullo-Blocher ($7.9 billion), Rahel Blocher ($7.9 billion), and Hansjoerg Wyss ($6.7 billion)

A prime destination for wealthy heirs and heiresses: Switzerland is home to more than 41 billionaires. The vast majority of Switzerland’s wealthiest residents are male, in fact, only around 8 women are part of the exclusive club. One of the most prominent of the female billionaires is Magdalena Martullo-Blocher. Other women of wealth include Rahel Blocher, Dona Bertarelli, Maja Oeri, and the Russian-born heiress Margarita Louis-Dreyfus.

Swiss billionaires: The richest people in Switzerland, 2021

RankNameNet worth
1Gianluigi & Rafaela Aponte11.4 billion
2Guillaume Pousaz9.0 billion
3Ernesto Bertarelli8.6 billion
4Magdalena Martullo-Blocher7.9 billion
5Rahel Blocher7.9 billion
6Hansjoerg Wyss6.7 billion
7Ivan Glasenberg6.4 billion
8Thomas Straumann5.6 billion
9Rudolf Maag5.6 billion
10Thomas Schmidheiny5.2 billion
11Michael Pieper5.1 billion
12Peter Grogg5.0 billion
13Dona Bertarelli4.8 billion
14Martin Haefner4.4 billion
15Maja Oeri3.8 billion
16Martin Ebner3.7 billion
17Margarita Louis-Dreyfus & family3.6 billion
18Urs Wietlisbach3.5 billion
19Marcel Erni3.5 billion
20Alfred Gantner3.5 billion
21Hans Peter Wild3.4 billion
22Miriam Baumann-Blocher3.0 billion
23Markus Blocher2.9 billion
24Eva Maria Bucher-Haefner2.8 billion
25Sergio Mantegazza2.8 billion
26Karl Scheufele III & family2.7 billion
27Beda Diethelm2.7 billion
28Matthias Reinhart2.6 billion
29Alberto Siccardi & family2.5 billion:
30Peter Spuhler2.4 billion
31Mario Germano Giuliani2.4 billion
32Stephan Schmidheiny2.3 billion
33Willy Michel2.1 billion
34Georg von Opel2.1 billion
35Walter Frey2.0 billion
36Giammaria Giuliani1.8 billion
37Werner O. Weber1.6 billion
38Jean-Paul Clozel1.5 billion
39Esther Grether1.5 billion
40Gary Fegel1.5 billion
41Thomas Meyer1.0 billion

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