|Estimated value:||€10 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||Father and former manager of Heidi Klum|
Günther Klum (* 1945 in Bergisch Gladbach) is a skilled chemical worker. He is the father of model and entrepreneur Heidi Klum. He is often referred to as Papa Klum in the tabloids.
Günther Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1945 and still lives there today. After training as a chemical technician, he went to the perfume manufacturer 4711, where he worked for 25 years. Günther Klum is married to Erna Klum, she is a trained hairdresser.
In the early years of his daughter Heidi’s career, Günther Klum managed her Net Worth and took care of all her business. So that everything could run smoothly, the two founded several companies such as Heidi Klum GmbH & Co KG and the wholly owned subsidiary ONEeins, which is a model agency that deals with the marketing of Heidi Klum as part of the casting show Germany’s Next Topmodel and their candidates go. The prerequisite for working with Heidi Klum was that the finalists had to be willing to work with Günther Klum as a manager.
Günther Klum is often described in the media as tough, and it has already been read about him that he is a crook and tends towards “moods, egocentricity and the provincial”. Sources of the names mentioned are, among other things, the evening newspaper, the star or the colorful. It was also said about Heidi Klum’s father that top models run away from him and prefer to take cover when he turns the corner. Incidentally, among the top models are such well-known names as Barbara Meier and Lena Gercke, as well as Gina-Lisa Lohfink. If the girls are asked for an interview, they always refuse if they are asked to answer questions about Günther Klum.
So there seems to be some truth to it, if you believe the reports and the reactions of one or the other top model when it comes to press inquiries related to Günther Klum. This is a story that is probably symbolic of Günther Klum’s behavior. At the very beginning of her career, Heidi Klum once revealed that her mother regularly sent her liquorice to the USA to combat her homesickness. This was then in the press a little later and Günther Klum tried to turn it into an advertising deal. Günther Klum really succeeded in this, because instead of a warning for the unauthorized advertising with his daughter Heidi, the enterprising father made a worthwhile advertising deal out of it, which became known as the Katjes deal.
However, the whole thing did not have a nice aftermath for Günter Klum, because he was suddenly out of the show after the first season of GNTM. On the other hand, Heidi Klum engaged the GNTM mascot Bruce Darnell, a man who remained loyal to her on the show for many years. Many well-known stars like Fiona Erdmann and others as well as unknown stars say about Günther Klum that they don’t want to spoil anything and therefore won’t make any statements.
Günther Klum had one thing ahead of many other managers: he took care of all his daughter’s concerns directly and personally like no other. It could go so far that he personally picked up the phone for every detail, personally corrected even the smallest captions and raised his voice if his wishes were not followed immediately. He could be a bit abusive when the situation made it necessary. There is an anecdote from the Munich evening newspaper, so father Klum kept every journalist away from his daughter Heidi Klum. Only after the Munich evening newspaper promised that Heidi would be on the cover was a reporter from the newspaper allowed to approach her. Should a newspaper dare to print fewer pages after the interview with Heidi Klum instead of the promised seven pages for reasons of space, Günther Klum could also become very uncomfortable. So it’s no wonder that there is no longer any collaboration with Heidi.
The highlight of Günther Klum’s career is undoubtedly the business activities and the support of Heidi Klum in the early years of her career. Today, Heidi Klum has taken her business into her own hands and is extremely successful with it. To what extent the relationship with her father is shaped, Heidi Klum is largely covered. So her father is said not to have been a guest at her wedding last year.
“If someone says: That there is the sire of the most beautiful woman in the world, then I feel like a stud bull.”
“Woah ey, boo ey, boo ey.”
Günther Klum rose from a normal employee in the company 4711 to one of the most well-known managers in the world. He owed it to his daughter Heidi Klum, whom he was allowed to look after in the early years of her career.
|Estimated value:||€10 million|