Believe it or not, Switzerland is, in fact, one of the richest countries in the world. According to Credit Suisse, Switzerland has the highest nominal wealth per adult in the world.
Not only that, but some cities in Switzerland are known to have the best quality of life of all other cities in the world. It is a rich country, and one can only wonder naturally: who are the richest living in Switzerland?
10. Magdalena Martullo-Blocher ($ 3.2 Billion)
Magdalena Martullo-Blocher lives in Feldmeilen, Switzerland. She is the daughter of Christoph Blocher, an industrial and former politician. (He was something of a polarizing figure in Swiss politics, fighting for more right-wing policies.) She is the currently CEO of Ems-Chemie, which is a Swiss chemical and polymer manufacturing company.
In 2014, Ems-Chemie had annual sales of approximately 1.972 billion Swiss francs, which is around $2 billion. Although the company is based in Switzerland, it has locations all around the world. When her father left the company to work in government in 2004, she took over the billion dollar venture. Just recently in 2015, Martullo-Blocker also entered politics when she was elected as National Councillor.
9. Dona Bertarelli ($ 4.4 Billion)
Dona Bertarelli was born in Rome, but she is technically a citizen of Switzerland. However, she isn’t really like most other businesswomen. Bertarelli’s greatest passion is sailing, and she is quite good at it. In 2010, her and her team won the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, becoming the first woman to have ever won the race.
In November of 2015, she became the fastest woman to sail around the world. However, her sailing is what ended up landing her on this illustrious list. The majority of her fortune came from her inheritance, when Serono, her family’s business, sold for over $9 billion to Merck KGaA in 2007. Currently, the entrepreneur/athlete resides in Gstaad in Switzerland.