If you think of a kind of Paris Hilton when you hear the keywords "heiress" and "billions", you will be disappointed by Elisabeth Furtwängler. In a positive sense. Because the 30-year-old Burda heiress is considered Germany's youngest billionaire, but bears no resemblance to the Hiltons of this world.
Burda heiress Elisabeth Furtwängler campaigns for victims of forced prostitution
Elisabeth Furtwängler is the daughter of publisher Hubert Burda and actress Maria Furtwängler, who is best known for her role as "Tatort" commissioner Charlotte Lindholm. Elisabeth owns a third of the Burda publishing house. According to Forbes magazine, her fortune should amount to more than one billion euros. But instead of buying designer boutiques empty and sipping champagne in Dubai, Elisabeth works with her mother to help girls who have become victims of forced prostitution in the Philippines. The two founded the organization “MaLisa Home” there.
Elisabeth Furtwängler sits on the Board of Directors of the Burda Group, but openly admits in an interview with the magazine "Der Spiegel" that she is still looking for a role in the family business: "I haven't done anything for Burda so far". Being an heiress to Hubert Burda is also a challenge for her: “It was always clear to me that this entailed enormous responsibility. I wasn't always comfortable with it."
Music is Elisabeth Furtwängler's great passion
Elisabeth feels much better when she makes music under the stage name "Kerfor". Even as a child, she felt her love for music, but nevertheless she first studied art in Cambridge. In 2014 she began studying music in Los Angeles. Today she not only writes and sings her own songs, she also produces herself.
She prefers to work with other women because Elisabeth describes herself as a feminist "from the bottom of her heart". She told Der Spiegel: "I want to live in a world where men and women can develop their potential equally."