The Swiss watch industry rich list

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Every year Swiss business magazine Bilanz publishes a list of the 300 richest people residing in Switzerland, much like the infamous Forbes list. No big surprises in the 2010 list, though there are some possible omissions that come to mind. The 2010 rankings published in Dec 2010 are as follows for the watch, jewellery and luxury goods industry (all figures in CHF millions):

1          Family Hayek – Swatch Group – 4,500

2          Gérard Wertheimer – Chanel and casemaker G&F Chatelaine – 4,500

3          Johann Rupert – Richemont and tobacco – 3,500

4          Family Stern – Patek Philippe – 2,500

5          Family Mouawad – jewellery and also Roberge watches – 1,750

6          Family Scheufele – Chopard – 1,750

7          Family Gaydoul-Schweri – Migros discount stores and more recently Hanhart – 1,250

8          Family Schneider – Davidoff – 1,250

9          Thomas Straumann – Dental implants and H. Moser & Cie – 1,250

10        Family Audemars, Piguet – Audemars Piguet – 750

11        Jörg Bucherer – Bucherer – 750  

12        Ernest Schneider – Breitling – 750  

13        Carlo Crocco – Hublot – 350  

14        Rolf Schnyder – Ulysse-Nardin – 250  

15        Family Weil, Bernheim – Raymond Weil – 250   

16        Jean-Claude Biver – Hublot – 150  

17        Eric Guerlain – Guerlain, Christian Dior and LVMH – 150  

18        Family Macaluso – Girard-Perregaux, Sowind – 150  

19        Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes – Franck Muller Watchland – 150

From http://www.bilanz.ch/.

– SJX

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