What is Erika Pohl-Stroher's Net Worth?

Erika Pohl-Stroher is a German- Swiss chemist, biologist and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $1.5 billion. She rose to riches as the granddaughter of Franz and Marie Stroher, the founders of German cosmetics giant Wella AG. It was when Proctor & Gamble acquired the company for over $4 billion in 2003, Erika received approximately $1.1 billion for her 23% stake. Born on January 18, 1919 in Wurzen, Germany, she graduated from the University of Jena where she majored in biology and chemistry.

Then she earned her doctorate in 1944 and she has since turned into one of the key patrons of the arts in contemporary Germany. With a current residence in Switzerland, she is said to hold the largest private collection of minerals, gems and meteorites in the world. Most of her prized possessions are kept at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, a mining and technology university in Freiberg, Germany. In addition, she is a passionate collector of German folk art.

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