Czech Rich list: Renáta Kellnerová tops with assets of almost CZK 375 billion

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-10-06   11:56

Renáta Kellnerová is at the top of this year's ranking of the richest Czechs, compiled by Forbes magazine. The 54-year-old widow of the owner of the PPF investment group, Petr Kellner, who tragically died at the end of March this year, has assets of CZK 374.7 billion, according to a ranking published today . It is almost CZK 82 billion more than her husband's property last year. The assets of the hundreds of the richest Czechs have risen from 1.3 to 1.64 trillion crowns this year. There are nine newcomers to this year's list, the first of them even in 26th place.

This year, Karel Komárek took second place with assets worth CZK 117.8 billion. The owner of KKCG, who also controls Sazka, was fifth last year. In the third place, he deposed real estate magnate Radovan Vítek with assets worth CZK 103 billion. The owner of the Energy and Industrial Holding (EPH), Daniel Křetínský, finished fourth this year with CZK 87.8 billion. The prime minister and chairman of the ANO movement, Andrej Babiš, descended from fourth to fifth place. Forbes estimates his assets at CZK 74.9 billion, which is almost a billion more than last year. The wealth of the richest people in the Czech Republic in the first sixteen places of the ranking increased compared to last year, in the whole hundred the decrease or stagnation of property is evident in 14 names.

According to Forbes, this year's ranking reflects the pandemic period and has a number of changes. There are nine newcomers in it and for the first time it is ruled by a woman. Until the Kellner inheritance is settled, Kellner and her family will be listed as owners of a number of companies worth CZK 374.7 billion.

Newcomers to the rankings have never been so high. Tomáš Čupr, the founder and co-owner of, is in 26th place, the founder of ShipMonk, Jan Bednář, is 32nd. Zdeněk Šoustal and Milan Kratina from Accolade, Josef Průša and Ondřej Průša from Prusa Research, Kijonka from Zásilkovna and Marcel Soural from Trigema and Hubert Palán from the startup Productboard also got into the ranking. According to Forbes, this shows that the e-commerce sector and technology startups have been extremely successful.

Aleš Zavoral, the founder of the online department store, became the Jumper of the Year. Forbes estimates his assets at CZK 65 billion.

Photo: Forbes magazine CZ
Source: Forbes CZ and CTK