Who is Hasso Plattner?
Hasso Plattner is the co-
SAP is an enterprise software company, based in Germany. It was founded by Plattner and four other German engineers. They were initially working on a scientific data software program at IBM.
When IBM canceled the program, Plattner and his colleagues decided to continue on their own. They formed the Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing, a company also known as SAP.
SAP Software Systems now realizes annual sales of US$ 25 billion, a net income of US$ 5 billion, and 89,000 employees. Plattner is now Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
H Plattner Ventures
Through his H Plattner Ventures, Plattner invests in fast-
The founder of SAP is an investor in sports and sports facilities. He owns the San Jose Sharks ice hockey team. And the SAP Centre indoor sports arena in San Jose.
He also owns the Fancourt Golf Estate in South Africa. And of course, he is an active sailor with his sailing yacht.
Hasso and his wife Sabine Plattner are active philanthropists through their Plattner Foundation, supporting health and education.
They have signed the Giving Pledge, aiming to donate most of their wealth to charity. Through the H Plattner Institute, they offer education in IT Systems Engineering. The institute is a faculty of the University of Potsdam.
He also donated US$ 35 million to form the HP Institute of Design at Stanford University.
Hasso Plattner Net Worth
His net worth is $9 billion. He owns approx. 7% of the shares of SAP. In 2017 Plattner sold a 0.3% stake in SAP for US$ 400 million. In 2012 he sold shares worth US$ 150 million.
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10 Facts about Hasso Plattner you probably didn’t know.
- He was born in 1944.
- He was initially working on a scientific data software program at IBM.
- IBM canceled the program: Plattner decided to continue on their own.
- He formed the Systems, Applications & Products Company known as SAP.
- SAP Software Systems now realizes annual sales of US$ 25 billion.
- His net worth is now $8 billion.
- He is an active philanthropist and signed the Giving Pledge.
- His house is known as Churchill Villa as Winston Churchill lived there (‘43).
- With his yacht he is active in the regatta sailing circuit.
- Through SAP he owns 3 private jets
Hasso Plattner House
Plattner and his wife Sabine live in a large house in Potsdam, Germany. And they also own a relatively modest house in California. The German house is known as the ‘Churchill Villa’. As Winston Churchill lived there in 1945 when the Potsdam Conference WWII was held.
They also own a large farm in Yzerfontein, South Africa. They bread racehorses in Africa. And they own a home on the German island Sylt in the North Sea.
We are not sure if Plattner has a personal private jet. But there are several private jets registered to SAP. SAP uses Bombardier Challenger 300 jets. The N375A is register to SAP USA, while the D-
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