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HASSO PLATTNER (born 21 January 1944) is a German businessman. A co-founder of SAP SEsoftware company, he has been chairman of the supervisory board of SAP SEsince May 2003. As of November 2016, _ Forbes
Forbes
_ reported that he had a net worth of $10.8 billion.

CONTENTS

* 1 Recognition * 2 Sporting interests

* 3 Philanthropy

* 3.1 Education and research

* 4 Personal life * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links

RECOGNITION

For his commitment to economics and science, Plattner has received a number of honours. Germany's _manager magazin _ awarded its Leadership Award for Global Integration to the "technology guru " and inaugurated him into their Hall of Fame, which honours those who promote economic and social development in Germany. In 2001, _ Time Magazine
Time Magazine
Europe _ ranked Plattner #1 on its list of the most important and influential IT personalities_. _

On 21 January 2004, at a ceremony at the Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner
Institute celebrating the 60th birthday of its founder, German Chancellor Gerhard Schrödermade the following comments on Plattner’s achievements: "We need more Hasso Plattners and more SAPs in order to get Germany moving again economically." According to the Chancellor, Plattner created an international corporation proving "that German companies can be at the top of the technological hierarchy worldwide". In an interview in August 2004, the Munich
Munich
-based management consultant Roland Bergernamed Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner
as one of the five Germans who have made the greatest impression on him. In the _Welt am Sonntag _ article Berger pointed out how Plattner founded, built up and adapted SAP to a changing market was a "master achievement". In 2016, Plattner was estimated to be worth US$10.8 billion by _ Forbes
Forbes
_.

SPORTING INTERESTS

Along with sailing, Plattner is a keen golfer. He owns the Fancourt Golf Estate , which has four Gary Player
Gary Player
-designed championship courses, in addition to the CordeValle Golf Clubin San Martin, California. The Links of Fancourt staged the 2003 Presidents Cup matches between the USA and an international team, captained by Gary Player. Plattner is an investor in San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises , which owns the San Jose Sharks, and other related properties as well as managing the city owned SAP Center at San Jose. In 2013, he bought out two of the partners in SJS">

PERSONAL LIFE

He is married, has two children, and lives in Potsdam
Potsdam
, Germany.

SEE ALSO

* List of people from Berlin
Berlin

REFERENCES

* ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ "#20 Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner
& family". _The Richest People in Tech_. Forbes. Retrieved 4 November 2016. * ^ "Hasso Plattner: Executive Profile & Biography". _investing.businessweek.com_. Retrieved 28 September 2012. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner
Institute, Potsdam, Germany; accessed 7 May 2014. * ^ Pollak, David. " Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner
becomes new face of San Jose Sharks ownership group". _Mercury News_. San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 1 June 2017. * ^ Sharks Sports accessed 19 May 2014. *