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publisher , art historian

Hubert Burda, publishing executive. Named honorary professor, minister-president of Baden-Württemberg, 2002; named one of World's Richest People, Forbes magazine, since 2006; recipient European Print Media Prize, Gold Medal Freedom of Speech, European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA), 2001, Great Cross of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany, 2002, Leo Baeck Prize, Central Council of Jews in Germany, 2006.


Burda, Hubert was born on February 9, 1940. Son of Franz Burda and Aenne.


Bachelor/Bachelor of Science, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy.


Burda is the CEO and owner of Hubert Burda Media, publishing more than 250 magazines inside and outside Germany, including Focus and Bunte. Burda is the youngest of the three sons of Franz and Aenne Burda. He is chairman of the council of the Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-University, and founded the Hubert Burda Centre for Innovative Communications at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

In 2005, together with German publishing houses, he initiated the project Paten für Toleranz to support the Jewish Centre Jakobsplatz in Munich. As of November 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$2.6 billion.


  • Burda has received numerous awards and distinctions for his achievements in publishing and business, including the European Print Media Prize and the Gold Medal Freedom of Speech of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA). In 2002 the title of honorary professor was bestowed on him by the Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg and he received the Grand Cross of Merit. In 2006 the Central Council of Jews in Germany awarded Burda its Leo Baeck prize.


[European Academy of Sciences and Arts]\r\nHe is president of the Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger (the Association of German magazine publishers) and cofounder of the European Publishers Council (EPC) as well as a council member of the World Economic Forum (WEF).


Married Maria Furtwängler. 3 children.

Franz Burda Aenne


Maria Furtwängler