Who is Dietrich Mateschitz?
Dietrich Mateschitz is an Austrian wealthy businessman. He co-founded Red Bull GmbH in 1984 together with Chaleo Yoovidhya. He has a 49 percent stake in the Red Bull energy drink company.
Dietrich Mateschitz Age
Mateschitz is 77 years old as of 2021. He was born on 20 May 1944 in Austria (before Sankt Marein im Mürztal, Styria, Nazi Germany). Mateschitz celebrates his birthday every 20th of May.
Dietrich Mateschitz Height and Weight
Mateschitz has not shared his height measurements. His height, weight, and other body measurements will be updated soon.
Dietrich Mateschitz Family
Dietrich grew up in an Austro-Slovene household. Both of his parents are from Styria. His father was born in Gross Gerau, Germany, although his father’s extended family originates from the Maribor area of Lower Styria (today in Slovenia).
His parents, both elementary school teachers, divorced when he was a child. Mateschitz was eventually reared by his mother.
Dietrich Mateschitz Education
Mateschitz graduated from the Hochschule für Welthandel (now Vienna University of Economics and Business) with a marketing degree in 1972.
Dietrich Mateschitz Wife
Mateschitz has been in a long-term relationship with Marion Feichtner. He has never been married before.
Dietrich Mateschitz Son
Mateschitz’s son is called Mark Gerhardter born in 1992. He had his son from a two-year relationship with a lady named Anita.
Dietrich Mateschitz House
Mateschitz resides in Fuschl am See, Austria, but he also owns Laucala Island, off the coast of Fiji, which he purchased for £7 million from the Forbes family.
Dietrich Mateschitz Net Worth
Mateschitz has an estimated net worth of $25.4 billion as of 2021. He is a successful businessman who grew his wealth in the 1880s when he founded Red Bull.
Dietrich Mateschitz Red Bull
Mateschitz’s first employment was as a detergent marketer for Unilever. He subsequently moved to work for Blendax, a German cosmetics company that was eventually bought up by Procter & Gamble, where he was in charge of promoting Blendax toothpaste, among other things.
During his Blendax adventures, he came upon Krating Daeng, the drink that would later become Red Bull. In 1984, he co-founded Red Bull GmbH with Chaleo Yoovidhya, and the brand debuted in Austria in 1987.
As a consequence, he propelled Red Bull to the top of the worldwide energy drink business.
Dietrich Mateschitz Other Ventures
Through commercial sponsorship, Mateschitz’s products are continuously pushed as being connected with the physical and mental traits required for various sorts of extreme sports.
Red Bull once owned more than 60% of the Sauber Formula One racing team and was the team’s primary sponsor.
Red Bull, on the other hand, dissolved its connection with Sauber at the end of 2001 after the team chose to hire Kimi Räikkönen as one of their drivers for the 2001 season instead of Red Bull prodigy Enrique Bernoldi.
Mateschitz purchased the Jaguar Racing Formula One team from its former owners, Ford, in November 2004 and rebranded it Red Bull Racing.
In April 2005, he purchased the Austrian football team SV Austria Salzburg, and in March 2006, he purchased the American club MetroStars; both clubs were later renamed Red Bull Salzburg and New York Red Bulls, respectively, after his popular drink.
Red Bull Brasil, a football team headquartered in Campinas, Brazil, was created in 2007. Red Bull Ghana was established in 2008. After purchasing the playing license of SSV Markranstädt, he founded the German football club, RB Leipzig, in May 2009.
He is also the owner of the German ice hockey team EHC München, which has changed its name to Red Bull München since 2012.