Renáta Kellnerová Ranks #1 on Forbes List of Richest Czechs

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Kellnerová is the widow of the owner of the PPF investment group, Petr Kellner. Kellner, who died at the end of March, had 374.7 billion CZK in assets.

This year, the property of the richest Czechs increased, as nine newcomers made the list, with the first of them ranking in the 26th spot. 

Karel Komárek came in at number two with assets worth 117.8 billion CZK. The owner of KKCG, who also controls Sazka, placed fifth last year.

His ascent into the second spot pushed real estate mogul Radovan Vítek to third place, with his assets of 103 billion CZK. In fourth, is Daniel Křetínský, owner of the Energy and Industrial Holding (EPH) — and 87.8 billion CZK.

Prime minister and ANO movement chairman, Andrej Babiš, dropped from fourth to fifth place. Forbes estimates his assets at 74.9 billion CZK, which is nearly a billion more than the year prior.

Overall, the wealth of the first sixteen individuals who made the list of richest people in the Czech Republic increased compared to last year. In the whole hundred, the decrease or stagnation of property is evident in 14 names. 

Per Forbes, this year’s ranking reflects changes caused by the pandemic. Besides the nine newcomers to the list, this is the first time a woman places in first. Until the Kellner inheritance is settled, Kellner and her family will be listed as owners of various companies worth a sum total of 374.7 billion CZK.

Newcomers to the list have never ranked as high as they have this year. Thirty-eight-year-old Tomáš Čupr, the founder and co-owner of Rohlik.cz, is in 26th place while 30-year-old Jan Bednář, the founder of ShipMonk, is in 32nd.

Zdeněk Šoustal (46) and Milan Kratina (36) from Accolade, Josef Průša (31) and Ondřej Průša (43) from Prusa Research, Marek Kijonka from Zásilkovna, Marcel Soural (56) from Trigema and Hubert Palán (43) from Productboard startup also got into the ranking.

According to Forbes, this demonstrates that the e-commerce sector and technology startups have been extremely successful.

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