Heidi Horten (née Jelinek; born 13 February 1941) is an Austrian billionaire, and the widow of businessman Helmut Horten. In November 2015 Forbes estimated her net worth at US $2.6 billion.
Horten inherited her wealth upon the death of her husband, the founder of the German department store business Horten AG. Horten had met her husband when she was aged 19, he was 30 years older than her. Horten is part of the board of Helmut Horten Stiftung, a charitable foundation that supports various healthcare related institutions, funds medical research, and helps individuals in need.
Horten divides her time between Vienna, Austria, and Tessin, Switzerland, when in Europe, and Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. Horten owns the Carinthia VII, a 315-foot yacht, and enjoys hunting and art collecting. Horten sold the 35.56 carat Wittelsbach Diamond that was formerly part of the crown jewels of Bavaria, for $24 million in 2008.
13 February 1941
Lyford Cay, Bahamas
|Net worth||US$2.6 billion (November 2015)|
|Spouse(s)||Helmut Horten (deceased)|