Bruno Schroder Biography
He was born on January 17, 1933, and attended Eton, the University of Tours, the Hamburg School of Languages, University College, Oxford, and Harvard Business School. In 2012, Schroder was awarded an honorary doctorate by Heriot-Watt University.
Bruno Schroder Career
Bruno Lionel Schroder was a British banker and billionaire who owned a large amount of land in Scotland. He was a direct descendant of Johann Heinrich Schröder, co-founder of the banking corporation Schroders, and the company’s longest serving non-executive board member on the London FTSE 100. Schroder joined J. Henry Schroder Wagg & Co.’s commercial banking and corporate finance division in 1960 and was appointed a director of Schroders in 1963. Schroder was a non-executive director and member of Schroders’ nominations committee. In 2017, Schroder donated £50,000 to the anti-Brexit “Remain” campaign, as well as the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK.
Bruno Schroder Personal Life
Schroder married Piffa for the first time in 1969. Leonie Schroder is the couple’s daughter. Schroder and his second wife, Danish-born Baroness Suzanne von Maltzahn, share the estate on Islay with Piffa, who owns a portion of the land and lives there when Schroder is in London. Schroders was considering awarding his daughter Leonie Schroder his seat on the main board, which he had held since 1963, when he stepped down in August 2018.
Schroder and his daughter served on the Dunlossit and Islay Community Trust boards.
Bruno Schroder Net Worth and Death
In August 2018, Forbes magazine assessed Schroder’s family wealth to be $6.2 billion.
He died on February 20, 2019, at the age of 86, “after a brief illness.”
Schroder’s net worth was estimated to be $6.2 billion in August 2018.