2) Hansjoerg Wyss – Net worth: $11.4 Billion
This 79 year old self made billionaire is more focused on giving away money now-a-days than making it. He has been donating huge sums of money for noble causes.
1) Ernesto Bertarelli & family – Net worth: $11.7 Billion
Ernesto Bertarelli is a 48 year old billionaire who inherited biotech giant Serono following his father’s death in 1998. Serono is the maker of the billion dollar multiple sclerosis drug Rebig. He and his sister Dona expanded the company to $2.4 billion (revenues) before selling it to Merck in 2007 for $9 billion. They shared the profits with their mother Maria Iris.
The above-mentioned billionaires are widely respected in Switzerland.