TOP richest Slovenes
The wealthiest Slovenes of 2019
The magazine Finance has, like every year, published the list of the 100 wealthiest Slovenes. The top of the list is comprised with mostly the same names as last year, even though the total estimated net worth, has decreased by a certain margin. What are the changes on the list of the top 100 wealthiest Slovenes?
Almost no changes on the top
Iza and Samo Login have been occupying the very top of the list of the wealthiest Slovenes for the sixth consecutive year, the founders of the company Outfit7, which is most known for its mobile application ˝Talking Tom˝. Two years ago, they decided to sell the company to the United Luck Group Holding, a Chinese enterprise. They stated that they channeled the entirety of the funds procured by the sale, into the Login5 Foundation, a family foundation, whose primary mission is researching potential solutions for sustainable food production all across the world. The value of their wealth is estimated to be around 689 million euros.
The second place on the list is a familiar name – Sandi Češko, who is the owner of 55% of Studio Moderna. This multinational company has business ties in 21 countries and boasts more than 7 thousand retail stores. Its main business activities are television and internet sales, combined with sales in brick and mortar stores. Češko’s wealth is estimated to be in the vicinity of 296 million euros. In third place is Marko Pistotnik, the owner of an 18,45% stake in the before mentioned Outfit7 – his wealth is estimated to be around 210 million euros.
The Lah family has increased their assests by 11 % in the last year. With 196 million euros as financial investors they have taken the forth place on the list, overtaking it from Joc Pečečnik, the 90% owner of the paternal company of the group Interblock, who now occupies the fifth spot on the list with 155 million euros. In the sixth place is Igor Akrapovič who also gained one spot on the list and increased his wealth to 135 million euros.
Tatjana and Albin Dobersek from Engineering Dobersek placed seventh on the list of the wealthiest Slovenes of 2019. Last year their assets were estimated at 183 million euros last year, while this year it has decreased by 31 %, meaning they have now an estimated 126 million euros. With only two million euros less, on the eight place we have the youngest Slovenian millionaire, Damian Merlak, who made his 124 million euros in fortune in cryptocurrencies and by investing in real-estates. On the ninth place with 112 million euros, is a newcomer to the top wealthiest Slovenes, Franc Frelih, who manages Gea Oil Factory and Mirna Dana.
Rounding off the top ten rankings is construction magnate Dari Južna and his spouse Vesna Južna, whom Manager magazine estimates to have 111 million euros.
The biggest jumps in TOP 100 richest Slovenes
For the second year in a row, the biggest jump, by a whooping 150 % or 60 million euros, to a final total of 98.8 million, was made or better yet succeeded by Boštjan Bandelj, founder of the Belektron emission trading company.
After a one or several year absence, Andrej Slokar (Incom), Arion and Tiara Habestor (Armeton), Marino and Marjeta Furlan (Intra Lighting), Miha and Jure Šmarčan (ADK), Frederik Čeček (ADK), Bogdan Špes (ADK), Vili Sumer (ADK), Sonja Gole (Adria Mobil), Lado Kastelec (Auto Transports Kastelec) and Iztok Span (Typhoon Planina) have all returned to the list of top 100 richest Slovenes.
The total value of the wealth of 100 wealthiest Slovenes
The estimated total value of the assets of the 100 richest Slovenians is 5,6 billion euros, which is 2 % less than in it was in 2018. The overall threshold of this years list is also lower: the assets of the 100th richest Slovenian on the list is 22.2 million euros (in comparison to last year when it was 24.2 million euros). In 2007, when the magazine Finance published the list of 100 wealthiest Slovenes for the first time, the estimated total value of all participants was estimated to be around 2,3 billion euros.
As an interesting fact, we can mention, that the estimated total value of the 100 wealthiest Slovenes, accounts for about one-twentieth of the wealth of the wealthiest earthling, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.
To find out who else made the list of 100 wealthiest Slovenes go to Manager magazine or stay tuned on our website for the update.
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