Bruno Steinhoff

Bruno Ewald Steinhoff (born November 1937) is a German billionaire businessman, the founder of Steinhoff International, a South African-based international retail holding company, and its executive chairman until September 2008. He is now a non-executive director, and a member of the supervisory board.[2]

Bruno Steinhoff
BornNovember 1937 (age 82)
Known forFounder of Steinhoff International
Net worthUS$1.2 billion (May 2017)[1]

Early lifeEdit

Bruno Steinhoff was born in November 1937.[3]


Steinhoff started his career in furniture in 1964 in Westerstede, Germany.[4] He started by sourcing furniture from Eastern Europe and selling it in Western Europe, and began manufacturing in 1989.[5]

Steinhoff International is Europe's second largest furniture retailer, after Ikea.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Steinhoff lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.[1]

His daughter Angela Krüger-Steinhoff is a member of the supervisory board of Steinhoff International.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "Our Group | Management | Board of directors". Steinhoff International. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Bruno STEINHOFF - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  4. ^ Bruno Steinhoff – Steinhoff International Holdings. "Bruno Steinhoff - Steinhoff International Holdings". SA Entrepreneurs. Retrieved 30 May 2017.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "TimesLIVE". Retrieved 2 August 2017.