|Estimated value:||€55 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||entrepreneur|
Karl-Heinz Fürst von Sayn-Wittgenstein is an entrepreneur who became known in particular for his participation in various reality TV formats and for the largest collection of works by Disney cartoonist Carl Barks. Today he also works as a real estate agent and coach.
Karl-Heinz Fürst von Sayn-Wittgenstein was born Karl-Heinz Böswirth in Dachau in 1954 and grew up with his grandmother in a socially deprived area in Regensburg from 1957 onwards. Both parents had emigrated. He completed his training as an insurance salesman in 1972 and initially lived in Australia, near Perth.
In 1975, at the age of 21, Karl-Heinz Böswirth founded his own insurance agency in Munich, which he then resold. After that he worked as an auctioneer. By selling the insurance agency and working as an auctioneer, he is said to have built up a considerable Net Worth. In the 1990s, Karl-Heinz Böswirth was adopted by Bruno Lothar Fürst von Sayn-Wittgenstein. According to Karl-Heinz Fürst von Wittgenstein, he had not paid for the title. His adoptive father, who originally bore the name Bruno Lothar Koch, came to his title himself through a marriage to the last legitimate bearer of the name, Elisabeth Gertrud von Sayn-Wittgenstein. He is said to have passed the title on to over 50 people through adoptions. In 1995 Karl-Heinz Fürst von Sayn Wittgenstein published a book about his time as an auctioneer entitled “The Auctioneer, a Million Hammer”. A few years later, the novel and political thriller “Operation Plutonium” followed. He has been dealing in real estate since 1995 and owns various properties in Germany, Austria, Norway and Mallorca. He also traded in internet domains, of which he leases 2,500 to date. In 2014 he founded Royal Body Concept SA in Luxembourg with Lucas and Angeliki Cordalis to operate a franchise chain of fitness studios offering EMS training and fat cell stimulation. He now also works as a coach.
Karl-Heinz Fürst von Sayn-Wittgenstein came to his first Net Worth by selling his insurance agency and working as an auctioneer in Munich and Berlin. This he increased through the real estate trade. After obtaining the title of prince, Karl-Heinz Fürst von Sayn-Wittgenstein was seen in various television shows such as “Der Immobilienfürst”, “Secret Millionaire”, “Goodbye Germany! The Emigrants”, “The Prince from Mallorca”, “Prince Heinz”, “Celebrities at the Stove”, “Celebrities on Hartz IV”, “Celebrity Shopping Queen” and “Celebrity Big Brother”.
- “The older I get, the more I understand that it’s okay to live a life that other people don’t understand.”
- “A man is only successful when he does something while waiting for success. Unfortunately, many people wait their whole lives because they don’t know where their talents lie and they lack the ideas or because they are unmotivated.”
- “Money alone never brings happiness, real estate, gold and precious stones are also part of it! I don’t think much of stocks, there were many securities that were only worth the paper they were written on.”
- “I never chased after the money, just bent over when it came. For the most part, I only did things that I enjoyed.”
tips for success
Karl-Heinz Fürst von Sayn-Wittgenstein states, among other things, on his website that knowledge and experience bring good returns. He repeatedly emphasizes that it is not enough to have a good idea, but that only those who act can be successful. In YouTube videos and posts on social networks, he also occasionally points out various things that he considers relevant in order to be successful. He is of the conviction that you shouldn’t run after the money, but rather stand behind your idea 100% and not deviate from it. It is also important to adapt to the respective zeitgeist. He names courage, creativity, strong nerves and diligence as important qualities.
|Estimated value:||€55 million|