Petr Kellner Biography – Petr Kellner Wiki
Petr Kellner was a Czech billionaire businessman. He was the founder and majority shareholder of the PPF Group. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of PPF a.s. from January 1998 till March 2007. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. from April 2007 till March 2013.
Born in 1964, Kellner graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Economics at the University of Economics in Prague in 1986. He made his fortune in the early 1990s selling office supplies before taking a stake in the biggest Czech insurer during its privatization. Today his business includes Home Credit, a consumer lending service, alongside a media and telecom portfolio holding interests in O2, Telenor, and CME.
Petr Kellner Age
He was born on 20 May 1964, in Ceska Lipa, Czechoslovakia. He died on 27 March 2021, in Alaska, United States, near Knik Glacier. He was 56 years old.
Petr Kellner Wife
Petr Kellner was married to Renata Kellnerova at the time of his death. He was previously married to Iva Kellnerová. The marriage ended in divorce.
Petr Kellner Children
He had 4 children including daughter Anna Kellnerova.
Petr Kellner Family
He was married with four children, according to his company’s website.
Petr Kellner Death
Kellner tragically passed away on March 27, 2021, in a helicopter accident in the Alaskan mountains, along with four other people. PPF Group, an international investment company co-founded by Kellner in 1991, announced the news in the following statement: “With great sadness, PPF announces that on March 27, 2021, majority shareholder of PPF Mr. Petr Kellner tragically passed away in a helicopter accident in the Alaskan mountains. The incident, in which 5 lives were lost, is under investigation.
“Petr Kellner was 56 years old. His professional life was known for his incredible work ethic and creativity, but his private life belonged to his family. His funeral will be held with only close family members. We please ask the media to respect the privacy of the Kellner family during this difficult time.”
SK Slavia Prague, a Czech professional football club, tweeted: “It is with great sadness that we heard the news that Petr Kellner, former co-owner of the club, died. Slavia would like to offer its deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Kellner.”
Alaska Helicopter Crash
On March 27, 2021, at approximately 2200 hours, Alaska State Troopers were notified of an overdue helicopter and the location of possible crash debris in the area of Knik Glacier. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center dispatched a rescue team who located the crash site. The rescuers found a sole survivor at the crash site and transported the individual for medical care. Five other occupants of the helicopter were found deceased.
On March 28, 2021, the Alaska Army National Guard and volunteers from the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group recovered the deceased from the helicopter crash site near Knik Glacier. Next of kin for the deceased were notified, and were identified as: Gregory Harms, 52, of Colorado; Petr Kellner, 56, of Czech Republic; Benjamin Larochaix, 50, of Czech Republic; Sean McManamy, 38, of Alaska; and Zachary Russell, 33, of Alaska, who was the pilot of the helicopter.
The injured passenger is in serious but stable condition and is receiving medical care at an Anchorage area hospital. The helicopter was an Airbus AS350B3 owned by Soloy Helicopters of Wasilla, Alaska. The group is believed to have been heliskiing in the area, according to the Alaska State Trooper. The NTSB will conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash. The deceased have been turned over to the Alaska State Medical Examiner.
Petr Kellner Net Worth
Petr Kellner’s net worth is estimated to be $17.5 billion according to Forbes. He made his fortune in the early 1990s selling office supplies before taking a stake in the biggest Czech insurer during its privatization. Today his business includes Home Credit, a consumer lending service, alongside a media and telecom portfolio holding interests in O2, Telenor and CME. His PPF Group claims to own assets totaling over $50 billion. He was the richest person in the Czech Republic. According to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, Petr Kellner’s total net worth is $15.7 billion.