Who is Eric Wittouck?
He is the founder of Artal Group SA. He is a heir to the Tiense Suyker fortune. He was born on October 5, 1946. He is married to Mayu Wittouck.
Eric was in his thirties when, as an only child, he inherited the assets of his deceased parents. He became a major shareholder in Tiense Suiker.
In the 1980s he sold the company to the German sugar company Südzucker for roughly $1.5 billion.
Artal is an investment group, which owns a portfolio of companies worth more than $ 10 billion.
In 2018 he sold his shares in organic animal nutrition group Blue Buffalo to General Mills for $8 billion. His profit was $3.5 billion.
Other investments include praline maker Neuhaus, the fast-food chain Pizza Hut and the Ghent biotech company Plant Genetic Systems.
After several smaller but successful investments, he bought the diet company Weight Watchers for more than $700 million in 1999.
TV celebrity Oprah Winfrey bought 10 percent of the shares in 2015. He earned billions with his investment and still owns 20% of the Weight Watchers shares.
Eric Wittouck Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at more than $ 10 billion.
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Eric Wittouck House
He lives in Monaco. But he also owns a large castle in Belgium named Château de La Fougeraie. It is also known as Château Wittouck, and was built in 1911 for Eric (great?) grand father Paul Wittouck.
Eric Wittouck Yacht
We have not yet been able to identify his private jet. But please do send us a message if you have information about his business jet. The photos hereunder are just samples of some of the most successful private jets on the market.