|Born||1945 (age 72–73)|
|Alma mater|| Tufts University |
|Occupation||Major shareholder of LafargeHolcim|
|Net worth||US$4.5 billion (January 2017)|
|Relatives||Stephan Schmidheiny (brother)|
Thomas Schmidheiny (born 1945)is a Swiss entrepreneur, former chairman of Holcim, the cement manufacturer. He is listed by Forbes magazine as the 527th richest person in the world as of 2016, when his net worth was estimated at US$4.1 billion.
Holcim is a Swiss-based global building materials and aggregates company. Founded in 1912, the company expanded into France and then throughout Europe and Middle East during the 1920s. They expanded in the Americas during the 1950s and went public in 1958. The company continued to expand in Latin America and added Asian divisions during the 1970s and 1980s. A series of mergers and buyouts made Holcim one of the two largest cement manufacturers worldwide by 2014, roughly tied with rival Lafarge. In April 2014, the two companies agreed to a US$60 billion "merger of equals". The companies merged on 10 July 2015 to form LafargeHolcim as the new holding company.
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Thomas Schmidheiny is the son of Max Schmidheiny (1908-1991). The family's construction materials empire (bricks, cement, etc) was divided in 1984, with Thomas inheriting Holcim, the concrete and cement company, and his brother Stephan, also a billionaire, was given the construction company Eternit.
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Until 2003, Schmidheiny was the chairman of Holcim, one of the world's leading cement manufacturers, founded by his grand-uncle in 1912.Schmidheiny resigned his chairmanship as part of a deal to settle an investigation of insider trading in Spain. He has remained on the Board since that time. Since the merger between Holcim and Lafarge Thomas Schmidheiny detains 11.4% of the company Lafarge-Holcim and is the biggest shareholder of the firm.
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Schmidheiny holds a doctorate from Tufts University and a bachelor's degree from Zurich Polytechnic.
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Schmidheiny is married with four children; he owns vineyards and wineries in Argentina, Switzerland and the US, including his residence in Klosters.
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