Virtually all wealthy German families have been recorded in the basic database since the Middle Ages. In addition, the millionaire lists from 1913, which number several thousand people, were completely recorded and the further course of asset development researched. The data includes family history, business development, and company / ownership data.
In addition to sources such as corporate and industry rankings, wealth rankings and M & A deals, the following sources were also evaluated:
In an Excel spreadsheet the 5.000 richest current families were condensed into different categories for further analysis. For more than 4.000 families the contact details of asset management and family offices have already been researched.
- Several thousand examples of rich families and entrepreneurial elites in countries around the world, including the names of German families
The following categories are recorded in the Excel list and can be combined accordingly. This allows a wide range of analysis options: