Hubert Burda

About Hubert Burda

Birth Day: February 09, 1940
Birth Place: Munich, Germany, Germany
Alma mater: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Occupation: Publisher
Known for: Hubert Burda Media CEO
Spouse(s): Christa Maar (de) (1967–1972) Maria Furtwängler (1991–present)
Children: Felix (c.1967–2001) Jacob (born 1990) Elisabeth (born 1992)
Parent(s): Aenne Burda Franz Burda I
Website: hubertburda.de

Hubert Burda

Hubert Burda was born on February 09, 1940 in Munich, Germany, Germany. Hubert Burda is a publishing baron who likes to mingle with movie stars, media personalities, fashionistas and captains of industry. A celebrity in his own right, he's married to well-known German actress Maria Furtwangler. In 2010, he handed over day-to-day control of Hubert Burda Media to Paul-Bernhard Kallen, a former McKinsey & Company consultant and Burda chief financial officer, and has since transferred a 49.86% ownership stake to his two children, Jacob and Elisabeth. (He still owns the remaining 50.1%). Burda's portfolio now consists of 540 media products worldwide, including the German editions of Elle, InStyle and Playboy. Though built via mass-market print publications -- the German newsweekly Focus and the celebrity magazine Bunte are company mainstays -- digital sources now account for fully half of Burda's roughly $2.2 billion in annual revenue. A big success in both print and digital is BurdaStyle, a portfolio of media brands aimed at women. (BurdaStyle has been publishing Harper's Bazaar in Germany since August 2013, in a joint venture with U.S. media company Hearst.) In March 2014, Burda entered into a joint venture with F+W, a New York City-based content and e-commerce company, to run the BurdaStyle brand in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the U.K. digital activities of BurdaStyle. Among Hubert Burda's philanthropic endeavors are the Felix Burda Foundation, which is committed to reducing the number of deaths from colon cancer in Germany (it's named after his son Felix, who died of colon cancer in 2001, at age 33). He also supports the Hermann-Lenz-Prize, a German literary award; the Burda Center for Innovative Communication, a media center at Ben Gurion University in Israel; and the Burda Academy of the Third Millennium, an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and thinkers.
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Occupation Media
Age 80 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 09, 1940 (Munich, Germany, Germany)
Birthday February 09
Town/City Munich, Germany, Germany
Nationality Germany

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Awards and nominations:

Burda has received numerous awards and distinctions for his achievements in publishing and business, including the European Print Media Prize and the Gold Medal Freedom of Speech of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA). In 2002, the title of honorary professor was bestowed on him by the Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg and he received the Grand Cross of Merit. In 2006, the Central Council of Jews in Germany awarded Burda its Leo Baeck prize.

Biography/Timeline

1975

He is President of the Verband Deutscher Zeitschriftenverleger (de) (the Association of German magazine publishers) and cofounder of the European Publishers Council (de) (EPC) as well as a council member of the World Economic Forum (WEF). His commitment to cultural endeavours includes the Hermann Lenz Award for German lyrics, formerly the Petrarca Prize, which was first awarded in 1975.

1991

Burda married Maria Furtwängler in 1991. They have two children, Jakob (born 1990) and Elisabeth (born 1992).

1999

Through his active involvement in Partners in Tolerance, Burda supports Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. In October 1999, he received the Interfaith Gold Medallion from the International Council of Christians and Jews for his services to German–Jewish reconciliation. In 2005, together with German publishing houses, he initiated the project Paten für Toleranz to support the Jewish Centre Jakobsplatz in Munich.

2001

In 2001, in memory of his late son Felix from his first marriage, Burda established the Felix Burda Foundation dedicated to the early detection and prevention of colon cancer.

2002

Burda has received numerous awards and distinctions for his achievements in publishing and Business, including the European Print Media Prize and the Gold Medal Freedom of Speech of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA). In 2002, the title of honorary professor was bestowed on him by the Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg and he received the Grand Cross of Merit. In 2006, the Central Council of Jews in Germany awarded Burda its Leo Baeck prize.

2015

As of November 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$2.6 billion.

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