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HASSO PLATTNER (born 21 January 1944) is a German businessman. A co-founder of SAP SE software company, he has been chairman of the supervisory board of SAP SE since 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 References * 6 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 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 Schröder
Gerhard Schröder
made 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 Berger named 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 -designed championship courses, in addition to the CordeValle Golf Club in 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.

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. * ^ Pollak, David. " Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner
becomes new face of San Jose Sharks ownership group". Retrieved 12 April 2016. * ^ "The Foundation". museum-barberini.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11. * ^ " Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner
& family". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-01-11. * ^ Wiechers, Katharina (2016-09-07). "Stadtschloss-Vorkämpfer Michael Schöne blickt zurück: Zwei Jahrzehnte für Knobelsdorff". Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten. Retrieved 2016-09-12. * ^ "Plattner". glasspockets.org. Retrieved 2016-01-11. * ^ Hasso-Plattner-Stiftung * ^ Verleihung der Würde eines Ehrensenators , Saarland University, January 1999. (in German) * ^ "Founder Hasso Plattner
Hasso Plattner
- Hasso-Plattner-Institut". www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de. Retrieved 2015-11-10. * ^ Hasso Plattner Institute of Design website; accessed 3

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