AKA Theodor Paul Albrecht
Location of death: Essen, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: World's 20th richest man, 2005
Owned the supermarket chain Aldi in Germany and the U.S. specialty grocery chain Trader Joe's, along with brother Karl. Kidnapped in 1971 and ransomed for an estimated $2M to $4M. Known for his extreme frugality, Theo later petitioned the German government for a tax break against the extorted sum.
Mother: (started supermarket)
Brother: Karl Albrecht (businessman)
Wife: (married, two sons)
Son: Theo, Jr.
Aldi Founder (1946-2010)
Trader Joe's Owner (1979-2010)
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