Heidi Horten was an Austrian billionaire and art collector who was born on February 13, 1941, in Vienna, Austria.
She was the widow of businessman Helmut Horten.
Upon the death of her husband, who was the founder of the German department store business Horten AG, Horten inherited his wealth.
Heidi husband was 30 years older than her when they met. She was 19 years.
Horten was part of the board of Helmut Horten Stiftung, a charitable foundation that supports various healthcare related institutions, funds medical research, and helps individuals in need.
In 2019, Horten announced plans to open a private museum, having bought a 155-year-old, 22,000-square-foot mansion in Vienna to house the collection, which she planned to open to the public in 2022.
In August 2019, it emerged that Horten had dispensed almost one million Euros in 2018 and 2019 to the Austrian People’s Party.
Horten passed away on February 13, 1941, in Vienna, Austria, at the age of 81.
Heidi Horten Children: Did Heidi Horten Have Kids?
Despite her two marriages, Heidi Horten did not have kids. She got married to her first husband, Helmut Horten in 1966.
Helmut was a German entrepreneur who built up and owned the fourth-largest chain of department stores in Germany: the Horten AG.
Heidi was born on January 8, 1909, in Bonn, Germany, and died in November 1987.
Upon the death of her husband, Heidi inherited his wealth.
Heidi then married her second husband, Jean-Marc Charmat, in 1994 and divorced in 1998.