Klaus Schwab Net Worth – How Much is He Worth?

Klaus Schwab Net Worth 2022

Klaus Schwab Net Worth – Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive director of the world economic forum, has always been in the news for good things and bad.

Last year there were rumors of him being detained for not following the covid restrictions, and today, he is in the news for his point of view about young people being the key to a better future.

Klaus Schwab’s Net Worth

Klaus Schwab Net Worth
Klaus Schwab Net Worth

Klaus Schwab’s net worth is estimated to be around $7 million. He has earned it through the varied branches of his career, from being a board member to establishing his organization.

He believes that investing in the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) causes as they are always fruitful to society.

Klaus Schwab is an economist known for establishing the World Economic Forum (WEF), which brings together billionaires every year from around the world. He has been the organization’s chairman since it was founded. He is also an engineer and author.

Schwab has written many books and earned royalty through them. In 1971, he wrote “Modern Enterprise Management in Mechanical Engineering” and “Recreating Asia” in 2002.

In 2016, he released “The Fourth Industrial Revolution.” When the coronavirus pandemic was at its peak, he released The Great Reset.” 

Klaus Schwab Early Life

Klaus Schwab was born on 30 March 1938, in Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg Land, Germany in Nazi Germany to Eugen Wilhelm and Erika Epprecht. His father was the director of an industrial company called Escher Wyss & Cie, and his family also runs a business named Charles Schwab Corporation.

Klaus completed his schooling at Humanistisches Gymnasium and earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). He was not satisfied in his quest for learning and enrolled in the master’s program of Public Administration degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

He later did a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Fribourg. Schwab has also earned privileged doctorates from several academic organizations like the London School of Economics, the National University of Singapore, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and others, and is also a privileged individual at FC Bayern Munich.

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Klaus Schwab Career

At the beginning of his career, Klaus worked as a board member of various large companies, like The Daily Mail Group, Bilderberg Group, Vontobel Holding, and The Swatch Group.

Klaus developed a method to examine the competitiveness of various economies to provide insight into the drivers of economic growth and has published the Global Competitiveness Report for the same.

Klaus Schwab with Carlos Andrés Perez at World Economic Forum Meeting 1989
File Pic – Klaus Schwab with Carlos Andrés Perez at World Economic Forum Meeting 1989

In 1979, he established a not-for-profit organization, known today as the World Economic Forum, that strived to improve the overall economic state of the world and was recognized as an international body in 2015 with 1,000 global enterprises that fund its mission. WEF has a significant role in improving Klaus Schwab’s net worth.

Schwab started teaching business policy at the University of Geneva when he was just 31 years in 1972 and became the youngest professor in Switzerland. He continued teaching there till 2003 and later became Honorary Professor. He also became the Honorary Doctor of the Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania in 2017.

Klaus Schwab Other Ventures

Klaus is a founder of many organizations besides the World economic forum and Global Competitiveness Report. All these ventures are the reason Klaus Schwab’s net worth ranges at around $7 million.

He founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, an NGO to promote social entrepreneurship, along with his wife in 1998.

Later he founded The Forum of Young Global Leaders, which aims to help to materialize the vision of people under the age of 40 and encourage them to bring positive changes to the world. He started it from the prize money of $1 million, which he got as a reward for his contribution to history when he won the Dan David Prize.

He didn’t stop there, and in 2011 he started Global Shapers Community, a network of exceptional people aged 20 to 30.

Klaus Schwab Personal life

Klaus Schwab and Hilde Stoll on their wedding day
Klaus Schwab and Hilde Stoll on their wedding day

Klaus married Hilde Schwab in 1971, and they have since been together and are currently residing in Cologny, Switzerland. They have two children, Oliver and Nicole.

Klaus and Hilde are involved in a lot of charity work and co-founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. His daughter Nicole works as the founding director at the Forum’s Young Global Leaders initiative.

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