Hansjorg Wyss Biography
Meet Hansjorg Wyss a businessman and philanthropist in the United States who supports liberal and environmental issues. In Bern, Switzerland, Hansjorg was born on September 19, 1935. Hansjorg is a multibillionaire and the founder and former chairman of Synthes Holding AG, a medical device company. Recently, he has boosted his donations to progressive and environmental organizations.
His early life reveals that he was the son of a father that sold mechanical calculators and his mom as well was a homemaker. Hansjorg is known to have obtained a master’s degree in civil and structural engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in the year 1959.
He was known to have worked in the steel industry in Brussels, Belgium. At the time he was actively involved in the business of selling airplanes. He founded and became the president of Synthes in the USA in the year 1977 after spending some years learning about the medical device industry. He however sold the company in the year 2012 for an amount that was worth $19.7 billion in cash to Johnson and Johnson.
Hansjorg is widely considered one of the world’s most generous individuals. Between 2004 and 2008, he donated roughly $277 million to various charities.
Hansjorg Wyss Net Worth
Hansjorg has a net worth of 5 billion US dollars.
Hansjorg Wyss Investments
He founded Synthes Holding AG, a medical device business, and served as its former president and chairman. The Wyss Foundation, which he founded, has a net worth of about $2 billion.
Hansjorg Wyss Chelsea
According to rumors, Hansjorg Wyss is motivated to buy Chelsea FC in part by his desire to get rid of Roman Abramovich.
Hansjorg Wyss Wife And Children
Wyss is married to his wife Ed Jaramillo. The couple has a child called Amy E Wyss.
Hansjorg Wyss House
Wyss bought the Halter Ranch and Vineyard in western Paso Robles, California, in 2000 for 900 acres (3.6 kilometers2).