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Theo Albrecht

AKA Theodor Paul Albrecht

Born: 28-Mar-1922
Died: 24-Jul-2010
Location of death: Essen, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: World's 20th richest man, 2005

Owned the supermarket chain Aldi in Germany and the U.S. specialty grocery chain Trader Joe's, along with brother Karl. Kidnapped in 1971 and ransomed for an estimated $2M to $4M. Known for his extreme frugality, Theo later petitioned the German government for a tax break against the extorted sum.

Father: (miner)
Mother: (started supermarket)
Brother: Karl Albrecht (businessman)
Wife: (married, two sons)
Son: Theo, Jr.
Son: Berthold

    Aldi Founder (1946-2010)
    Trader Joe's Owner (1979-2010)
    Kidnapped 1971
    Ransomed 1971

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