- Gernot Langes-Swarovski draws his wealth from $3 billion (revenues) Swarovski, the world's leading brand of cut crystal, which his great-grandfather Daniel Swarovski founded more than a century ago in Austria. As many as 70 family members own stakes in the privately held company, but better information on Langes-Swarosvki's individual holding secured him a place on the Forbes billionaires list for the first time. The crystal firm has seven factories and more than 2,350 stores worldwide. In 2013, Swarovski's entertainment arm co-produced its first Hollywood movie Romeo and Juliet. Langes- Swarovski personally also owns Sparkling Hill, a health spa in Canada decked out with more than 3.5 million Swarovski crystals. He also has vineyards in China and Argentina which are run by son Michael. His other son, Markus, sits on Swarovski's board.
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