Klaus Schwab

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German economist, founder of World Economic forum

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According to Wikipedia, Klaus Martin Schwab is a German engineer, economist, and founder of the World Economic Forum . He has acted as the WEF's chairman since founding the organisation in 1971. Early life and education Klaus Martin Schwab was born on March 30, 1938, to Eugen Wilhelm Schwab and Erika Epprecht in Ravensburg. His parents had moved from Switzerland to Germany during the Third Reich in order for his father to assume the role of director at Escher Wyss AG, an industrial company and contractor for the Nazi regime. Schwab's family was monitored by the Gestapo, which in 1944 also interrogated his mother for speaking with a Swiss accent in public. Schwab was raised Catholic. He is a citizen of Germany although he has three Swiss grandparents and two Swiss brothers.

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