Sylvia Stroher is a German businesswoman who has a net worth of $2.2 billion. She rose to riches thanks to a 25% stake in Wella AG, the world’s second biggest professional hair care group. The company was founded by her grandfather, Franz Stroher, in 1927. When the Stroher family sold their almost 80% stake in Wella AG to Procter & Gamble, Sylvia received $1 billion for her portion in the company.
Together with her husband, Ulrich Stroher (nee Fette), she also holds an extensive collection of contemporary German art. It numbers around 1,500 pieces and includes works by Baselitz, Immendorff and Kiefer. Part of Stroher’s collection is stored in the Museum Kuppersmuhle in Duisburg, Germany. According to 2013 reports, she backed struggling German publishing house Suhrkamp and thus helped them pay writers’ remuneration for some time.
|Net Worth:||$2.2 Billion|
|Date of Birth:||1955|