Hansjörg Wyss (born September 19, 1935) is a Swiss wealthy businessman who supports liberal and environmental causes in the United States.
He founded Synthes Holding AG, a medical device business, and served as its president and chairman. His Wyss Foundation is worth more than $2 billion.
According to Forbes, Wyss had a net worth of US$5.1 billion as of March 2022. He has given hundreds of millions of dollars to environmental organizations and has recently upped his contributions to groups championing progressive ideals.
Wyss was born in 1935 in Bern, Switzerland. His father was a mechanical calculator salesman, and his mother was a housewife. He grew raised in a flat with two sisters.
Wyss got an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1965 after getting a master’s degree in civil and structural engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in 1959.
Following that, he worked in the textile sector in a variety of capacities, including as a factory engineer and project manager for Chrysler in Pakistan, Turkey, and the Philippines.
Amy E Wyss, a Swiss American billionaire, and philanthropist who is married to Ed Jaramillo, is Wyss’s only child. Amy was born in 1970/71 and is between the ages of 50 and 51.