|Estimated value:||€150 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||entrepreneur|
Dagmar Gabriele Wöhrl is a German entrepreneur, politician and lawyer. She gained greater fame, among other things, through her decades of work as a politician and as an investor in the VOX program “Die Höhle der Löwen”.
Dagmar Wöhrl has been married to the German entrepreneur and fashion designer Hans Rudolf Wöhrl since 1984. The couple have two sons together, born in 1985 and 1988. Her older son Marcus, like his mother, was involved in the CSU and later began a career as a hotel manager. The younger son Emanuel died in a domestic accident in 2001.
Dagmar Wöhrl – born Dagmar Gabriele Winkler – was born on May 5, 1954 in Stein. In the small town near Nuremberg, she grew up mainly with her grandparents, who lived with her and her parents in a house.
In 1973, Dagmar Wöhrl successfully completed her Abitur at the Sigena-Gymnasium in Nuremberg. She then began studying law at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, which she completed in 1987 by passing the first and second state examinations. In the same year she started her career as a lawyer with her own law firm.
In addition to her work as a lawyer, Dagmar Wöhrl also became interested in political work. Therefore, she was involved in the Christian Social Union in Bavaria – the CSU. From 1990 to 1994, Wöhrl worked on the Nuremberg city council as housing policy spokeswoman for the CSU parliamentary group. In the same year she also became a member of the German Bundestag, which she remained until 2017. During these 23 years she was, among other things, state treasurer of the CSU and economic policy spokeswoman and chairwoman of the working group on business and technology, tourism, agriculture and transport, construction and housing of the CSU state group.
Dagmar Wöhrl was already involved in voluntary work at the beginning of her career. The entrepreneur is a member of the German UNESCO Commission and a board member of UNICEF in Germany. She is also a member of the board of trustees of Aktion Deutschland Hilft. In 2005, Wöhrl founded the Emanuel Wöhrl Foundation, which she named after her son, who died in 2001. The purpose of this foundation was to help families affected by the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. Today the foundation is active in Germany and Africa. As President of the Animal Welfare Association Nuremberg-Fürth and Surroundings eV, Dagmar Wöhrl is increasingly committed to the rights and protection of animals.
Dagmar Wöhrl is very successful both politically and as an entrepreneur. The fact that she was always directly elected to the Bundestag speaks for her popularity as a politician. Nevertheless, there are also some milestones in her career that make her success particularly clear.
In 2008 she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit and the following year she was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit by the former Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer. Since 2017, Dagmar Wöhrl has also been the recipient of the Bavarian Constitutional Medal in silver.
The entrepreneur became known to a wide audience through the TV show “Die Höhle der Löwen” on VOX. Dagmar Wöhrl took part there as an investor and replaced the former jury member Jochen Schweizer. In the show, start-up founders have the opportunity to present their business ideas, while the jury members can invest in them.
After she announced in 2016 that she no longer wanted to run as a member of the Bundestag, Wöhrl increasingly devoted herself to entrepreneurial activities. In 2017 she founded DGWoehrl Consulting GmbH, which is based in Berlin. She has also been director of DMW Investment LTD and DMW Management LTD abroad since 2019 and a member of the executive committee of the Bavarian Economic Advisory Board.
Thanks to the successful work of Dagmar Wöhrl and her husband Hans Rudolf Wöhrl, both have been able to build up fortunes in the hundreds of millions.
Well-known statements by the entrepreneur and politician Dagmar Wöhrl come primarily from the VOX television show “Die Höhle der Löwen”, in which she sits on the jury as an investor.
“Someone who has failed, you have to give them the opportunity to be forgiven more quickly so that they can start again more quickly”
“We still have the shortcoming: Anyone who has failed once cannot do it. We need a rethink.”
“The most important thing is always the person behind the product. You can still change a product, but not a person”
“Do only what is right in your things; The rest will take care of itself.”[/p]
At a young age, Dagmar Wöhrl often took part in beauty pageants between 1973 and 1978. She reached the final of the Miss Germany election in 1973 and won the title in 1977. In the same year she also managed to get second place in the Miss International and third place in Miss World.
|Estimated value:||€150 million|