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ARD-documentary about the super-rich : So Germany's life billionaires

Of the many there are no public photos, some of their names are hardly known. In Germany the so-called "super-rich", about 190 billionaires in the country, like to be covered. You splurge with yachts, mansions, and diamonds, such as Russia, China or America. To be the billion-dollar entrepreneurs and their businesses on the heels, therefore, is not an easy business. "Home stories" is not one of them gets rather regrets it in the editorial office of the "manager magazine", part of the mirror publishing company and once a year a ranking list of the thousand Richest in the country, after a tedious hunt for a shy Wild. You fear many things, especially the typical German "envy debate".

Like Wallraff and Engelmann

the filmmaker Florian Opitz, failing that, on the heels of this editorial, to rotate as the observer of the observer, his documentary about the "super" rich, as part of the series "The Story attaches itself, as in the First". The result is the "above - The discrete world of the billionaires," in double allusion to the "Very bottom", Günter Wallraffs famous social reportage as the Undercover-Turk 1985, together with Bernt Engelmann, in 1973, published a Bestseller, "you up there-we down there". At the time, Wallraff had visited the precariat, Engelmann billionaires. Those have increased particularly since the 2008 financial crisis, rapidly increasing, while the Poorer get poorer. One percent of the mega-rich has, today, in Germany, 25 percent of the assets, half of the population has no assets.

Both of these will tend to be wider, the Golden top of the economic pyramid, and their precarious Pedestal made of sheet metal. Wearing such a construction? What does it mean for the statics of a society, for democracy and social cohesion? Questions like these seem to have the film team to Opitz in the Research conducted. Out an analytical rather than an atmospheric picture of the parallel world in which the extremely wealthy reside is came less. You see them in the expensive Boxes from Hannover 96, where the hearing aid billionaire Martin child meets with Celebrities from business, Sport and show business, where even Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, runs. Film ripe for the annual-Dinner of the "manager magazin" at the Schlosshotel Kronberg in the Taunus. Between the monumental portraits of historical royalty, brocade occupy one of the armchairs, and fine dining is celebrated "unconditional entrepreneurship", "mediocrity" and "discouragement".

Germany large wealthy love it to be discreet

Germany's Large net worth, we learn, are usually discrete heirs, as the families Reimann (coffee, chemicals, cosmetics), Quandt and Klatten (BMW) or Schaeffler (automotive suppliers, etc.), rarely Self-made people such as the American inventor of Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Apple, and so forth. To chose your Sherpa, the researchers of the Frankfurt managers of large family assets, Christian Freiherr von mauch home called Bechtolsheim, a descendant of the Fugger family, who can trace his family for over 900 years. The Shy just of the German, the Baron, the business and psychology, and studied, owed, among other things, the fear of Nazi entanglements of their capital to the issue. Know, he speaks about the risks that bring big money: fear of Criminals, Stress, and inheritance disputes.

the term "righteousness," says the expert, do it "insanely hard". Information, first-Hand documentation of committed entrepreneurs such as Michael Otto, patron of the arts and heritage of the Otto group, and Dirk Rossmann (drugstore chain), also in the cafeteria. But who are you to make a donation to the Rich to decide for themselves. Therefore, your bogeyman, the demand for redistribution, higher taxes on wealth in the sense of article 14 of the basic law, according to which "the property obliges". Personalized the shock through the uncompromising Sahra wagenknecht. If it were up to people like her give the Wealthy convinced that there would soon be fewer jobs. To provide Jobs, the conception of none, is shaking, the trump of the Stone.

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Marie Rövekamp

"at the Very top - The discrete world of the billionaires", ARD, Monday to 23 PM

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