HASSO PLATTNER (born 21 January 1944) is a German businessman. A
SAP SEsoftware company, he has been chairman of the
supervisory board of
SAP SEsince May 2003. As of November 2016,
Forbes_ reported that he had a net worth of $10.8 billion.
* 1 Recognition
* 2 Sporting interests
* 3 Philanthropy
* 3.1 Education and research
* 4 Personal life
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links
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 MagazineEurope _
ranked Plattner #1 on its list of the most important and influential
IT personalities_. _
On 21 January 2004, at a ceremony at the
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
Hasso Plattneras 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 _
Along with sailing, Plattner is a keen golfer. He owns the Fancourt
Golf Estate , which has four
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">
He is married, has two children, and lives in
* List of people from
* ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ "#20
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 PlattnerInstitute, Potsdam, Germany;
accessed 7 May 2014.
* ^ Pollak, David. "
Hasso Plattnerbecomes new face of San Jose
Sharks ownership group". _Mercury News_. San Jose Mercury News.
Retrieved 1 June 2017.
* ^ Sharks Sports accessed 19 May 2014.