Christoph Henkel

Christoph Henkel (born 11 February 1958) is a London-based German billionaire businessman and entrepreneur. As of September 2021, his net worth is estimated at US$1.7 billion.[1]

Christoph Henkel
Born (1958-02-11) 11 February 1958 (age 65)
SpouseKatrin Bellinger
ParentKonrad Henkel
RelativesFriedrich Karl Henkel (grandfather)

Early lifeEdit

Christoph Henkel was born on 11 February 1958 in Düsseldorf, West Germany.[2][3]

Henkel's grandfather, Friedrich Karl Henkel, founded Henkel, a cleaning products company, in 1876.[4] His father, Konrad Henkel, took over the company and turned it into a global corporation.[4] Christoph Henkel was born in February 1958.[5]


Henkel inherited a £1 billion stake in the German chemical company Henkel shortly after his father's death in 1999.[4]

He is a co-founder and co-owner of Canyon Equity, headquartered in Larkspur, California.[4][6] He is also the owner of Dunton Hot Springs resort in Dunton, Colorado, US.[7]

In the Sunday Times Rich List 2022 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK, he was placed 5th with an estimated family fortune of £15billion. He ranks #1,118 on the list of the richest people in the world and 71st in Germany.[8]

He was a member of the Shareholders' Committee of Henkel from 1991 to 2022.

Personal lifeEdit

Henkel resides in London, England.[4] He is married to Katrin Bellinger, an art dealer and collector, specialising in Old Master drawings.[9] They have two sons.[10]

He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Düsseldorf in 2007.[4]


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  5. ^ "Chalsys LLP". Companies House. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Canyon Equity | Our People". Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Look Inside a Sleek and Modern Mountain Home in the Colorado Rockies".
  8. ^ Watts, Robert, ed. (20 May 2022). "The Sunday Times Rich List 2022". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Katrin Bellinger: Master Collector". Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  10. ^ Strouse, Jean (16 May 2017). "Look Inside a Sleek and Modern Mountain Home in the Colorado Rockies". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 16 September 2021.