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Net Worth:
$1.9 Billion
1936 (88 years old)
Chair, Doetsch Grether Group
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  1. Art Collection
  2. Wealth
  3. Legacy

What is Esther Grether's net worth?

Esther Grether is a Swiss businesswoman who has a net worth of $1.9 billion. Esther Grether is known for her vast collection of 20th-century art, which includes works by Picasso, Cezanne, Dali, and Francis Bacon. She is also the former CEO of the Doetsch Grether Group, a beauty and health care products company. Her collection is believed to be one of the most valuable privately-owned art collections in the world.

Early Life and Marriage to Hans Grether

Esther Grether was born in 1936 in Switzerland. She studied economics at the University of Basel and then worked as a secretary for the Doetsch Grether Group. In 1962, she married Hans Grether, the son of the company's founder.

After her marriage, Esther Grether became more involved in the management of the Doetsch Grether Group. She eventually became CEO of the company, a position she held for over 30 years. Under her leadership, the company grew significantly and became one of the leading beauty and health care products companies in Switzerland.

In 1975, Hans Grether died and Esther inherited the company. She continued to run the company and also began to focus on her passion for art collecting.

Art Collection

Esther Grether has one of the most valuable and significant collections of 20th-century art in the world. The collection includes over 600 works by artists such as Picasso, Cezanne, Dali, and Francis Bacon. The collection is housed in a converted printing factory in Basel, Switzerland.


Esther Grether is one of the wealthiest women in Switzerland. Her net worth is estimated to be over $1 billion. She is a major shareholder in the Doetsch Grether Group and also owns a significant stake in the Swatch Group.


Esther Grether is a successful businesswoman, art collector, and philanthropist. She is known for her passion for art and her commitment to supporting the arts. She is a member of the board of directors of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Tate Gallery in London. She has also donated generously to art museums and other cultural institutions around the world.

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