Reinhard Mohn

Reinhard Mohn (29 June 1921 – 3 October 2009) was a German billionaire businessman and philanthropist.[1] Under his leadership, Bertelsmann, once a medium-sized printing and publishing house, established in 1835, developed into a global media conglomerate.[2][3] In 1977, he founded the non-profit Bertelsmann Stiftung,[4] which is today one of the largest foundations in Germany, with worldwide reach.[5][6]

Reinhard Mohn
Mohn in 2008
Born29 June 1921
Died3 October 2009 (2009-10-04) (aged 88)

Mohn received numerous domestic and international awards, including the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Spain's Prince of Asturias Award.[7][8]

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