Hasso Plattner

  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 02/19/2013 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $10.5 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #113
  • Industry: Software Engineering
  • Born: 1944
  • Residence: Heidelberg, Germany

Hasso Plattner is a co-founder of software company SAP AG. He is principal in Hasso Plattner Ventures and the controlling owner of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. Plattner has also joined the Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

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  • Hasso Plattner Foundation for Software Systems Engineering
On one hand I feel obliged to support the company I once co-founded and on the other hand I want to give back to the society which enabled my education. The foundation is a way to do both.

Hasso Plattner

Giving Interests

AIDS; Clean Energy; Higher education; Historic preservation and historical societies; Information technology research; South Africa

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