Feb. 20, 1920 – July 16, 2014
At the time of his death, Karl Albrecht (see more photos) was the world's 24th-richest person, according to this magazine, and the richest person in his home country (what country?). Albrecht and his brother, Theo, founded the Aldi supermarket chain, building it from a corner grocery amid the ruins of World War II to thousands of stores today. After a disagreement, they split the chain in two in 1961, with each taking over half of the operations.
Bing: What other popular U.S. chain did Theo Albrecht run?