Who is Ralf Schmid?
Ralf Schmid is the founder of Uniwheels. He was born in 1967. He is married.
Uniwheels is Europe’s leading alloy wheel supplier. The wheels are produced with low-pressure die-casting technology. Clients include Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Mercedes. The company sells more than 1.5 million wheels per year. Since 2017, all DTM touring cars (Audi, BMW, Mercedes) use the ATS forged wheel.
The company started as ALUTEC Leichtmetallfelgen in 1996. In 1998 Schmidt bought wheel maker RIAL, which was founded by his father Günter Schmid. A few years later Schmidt bought the European business of ATS (Auto Technisches Spezialzubehör), which was also (co-)founded by his father.
His father was also the founder of the Formula One teams ATS and Rial Racing
In 2017 Uniwheels was sold to Superior Industries International, Inc, for more than $ 700 million. Ralf Schmidt owned roughly 30% of the shares at that moment, through his company Rasch Holding Ltd. His cousin Michael Schmid also owned roughly 30%
Ralf Schmid Net Worth
His net worth is $200 million.
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Ralf Schmid House
He lives with his family in Switzerland. He also owns a ski chalet in the Swiss Alps. (These are just sample photos, and not Mr. Schmid’s house).
Ralf Schmid Yacht
The yacht was built as Anastasia for Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin. Potanin sold the yacht, as he owned 3 (!) at that moment (Anastasia, Barbara and Nirvana) and had just ordered an even larger superyacht. Barbara is now owned by US hedge fund manager Felix Baker.
We were told he is (or was) the owner of a Cessna private jet, with registration VP-CAR. However, we are a bit in doubt. The aircraft does show a logo named Wheels Aviation. But it seems unrelated. Please do send us a message if you have information about his business jet.
Update: we were told he does NOT own a private jet.