Reinhold Würth, German manufacturing executive. Licensed professional pilot Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
He took over his father's tiny wholesale screw business at 19 and built it into the Adolf Würth Group, which posted record $13 billion in sales in 2013.
Doctor (honorary), University Tubingen. Senator (honorary), University Tubingen.
First apprentice screw trade Wurth Group, Kunzelsau, 1949, head business and management, 1954, chairman advisory board, since 1994. Head Interfacultative Institute Entrepreneurship University Karlsruhe, 1999—2003. Member supervisory board IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, Dusseldorf.
Shareholder, member board trustees Robert-Bosch Foundation. Chairman advisory board Entrepreneurs Society International Cooperation Baden-Wurttemberg.
Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, 1st clas...Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, 1st class, Order of Merit Republican Germany. Named one of World's Richest People, Forbes Magazine, since 1999, Top 200 Collectors, ARTnews Magazine, 2004-2008. Recipient Medal Economic Merits, Baden-Wurttemberg, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Letters, French Ministry Culture, 2000, Ludwig-Erhard Medal, Ludwig-Erhard Foundation, 2004.