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Klaus Martin Schwab (born March 30, 1938 in Ravensburg) is a German
economist. He is the founder and executive chairman of the World
Economic Forum and other foundations.

table of contents
1 life
1.1 World Economic Forum (WEF)
1.2 The fourth industrial revolution
1.3 family
2 criticism
2.1 Salary level and lack of financial transparency
3 honors (selection)
4 publications
5 literature
6 film
7 web links
8 individual documents

Klaus Schwab was born on March 30, 1938 in Ravensburg, Upper Swabia. His
mother came from Zurich. Schwab's father Eugen also had Swiss roots and
was born in Roggwil in the Swiss canton of Bern in 1899. Schwab's
paternal grandmother was Swiss, his paternal grandfather came from
Karlsruhe, which is why Klaus Schwab's father was granted citizenship of
the then Grand Duchy of Baden and grew up in Karlsruhe.
In the early 1930s, Schwab's parents settled in Switzerland. With the
appointment of Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor, Jacob Schmidheiny was
looking for a specialist with German-Swiss roots to manage his turbine
factory and Schwab's father became commercial director of the Zurich
machine manufacturer Escher Wyss AG. So the family moved back to
Germany, to Ravensburg in Upper Swabia. Klaus Schwab was born here a
good year before the Second World War. As a German-Swiss family, the
Schwabs were privileged. B. traveling to Switzerland on vacation. The
family moved back to Switzerland, where Schwab attended the 1st and 2nd
grade of primary school in the Wädenswil district of Au ZH. The family
later moved to Germany again. [1] Schwab attended the Spohn grammar
school in Ravensburg until he graduated from high school in 1957. [2]
He studied mechanical engineering at the ETH Zurich, where he received
his doctorate in technical sciences (Dr. sc. Techn.) In 1965.
He studied business administration at the University of Freiburg until
1963, where he received his doctorate in economics (Dr. rer. Pol.) In
1967. In 1966/1967 he completed an academic year at Harvard Business
School, which he completed with a Master of Public Administration (MPA).
Back in Europe, he worked for Escher Wyss, where he was responsible for
integration into Sulzer AG in Winterthur on the Board of Management
until 1970.
In 1971 he published the book Modern Management in Mechanical
Engineering, in which he explains that in order to be successful in the
long term, companies not only have to serve the interests of the
shareholders, but also of all interested parties. In the same year he
was appointed professor for the subject of business policy at the
University of Geneva, where he worked until 2002.
In 1998, Schwab and his wife Hilde Schwab founded the non-profit Schwab
Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and in 2004 he founded The Forum
of Young Global Leaders with his prize money of one million US dollars
for the renowned Dan David Prize.
Schwab is a member of the supervisory and administrative boards of
several international companies. He has received numerous medals and
awards and is an honorary doctor from several universities. He is also a
member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Conferences.
In 2020 he published his economic planning project entitled The Great
Reset with Thierry Malleret in book form. Great Reset is also the name
of a proposal submitted by the World Economic Forum in May 2020 for
economic planning for the sustainable reconstruction of the economy
after the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated economic crisis 2020-2021.

World Economic Forum (WEF)
In 1971 he established the non-profit foundation European Management
Conference, renamed the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 1987. Every year,
it brings together leaders from international business in Davos,
Switzerland, originally to discuss modern management concepts.
Politicians have also attended the meeting since 1994. Over the years,
Klaus Schwab expanded the foundation into a global communication
platform for economic and political elites and intellectual thought leaders.
The annual meeting in Davos is seen by globalization critics as a symbol
for the exercise of power by a neoliberal elite over the heads of those
affected and has repeatedly been the target of protest actions. In 2012,
Schwab himself put the issue of criticism of capitalism on the agenda. [3]
The World Economic Forum also organizes regional conferences around the
world and publishes reports. The first was the Global Competitiveness
Report in 1979, which the World Economic Forum has published annually
since then. He reports on the competitiveness of business practice
around the world.

The fourth industrial revolution
In January 2016 meighth Schwab the title of his new book The Fourth
Industrial Revolution on the motto of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Schwab's thoughts were given to all of the participating business and
political figures in book form, accompanied by a video clip of the same
name and a ten-minute documentary on YouTube. In it, he explains his
mission, explains the challenges of digital networking, what impact he
expects the technical upheavals to have on our individual lives and
humanity, what he understands by the fourth industrial revolution and
why he thinks it is urgent must be politically contained. Schwab
believes that the merging of our physical, digital and biological
identities will allow the new technologies to penetrate into the
previously private space of our minds, read our thoughts and influence
our behavior. As early as 2020/21, a large part of the COVID-19 pandemic
fight will be based on technologies of the fourth industrial revolution,
such as genetic sequencing, biotechnology for vaccine development (mRNA
and vector platforms) or apps and software for contact tracking (mass
surveillance). Schwab predicts that implantable cell phones will come
onto the market by 2025, that synthetic organs such as livers will be
produced and transplanted using 3D printing and that the first
corporations will be guided by artificial intelligence. [4] [5] [6] [7]
[ 8th] Schwab is considered a proponent of transhumanism. [9] [10]

Schwab's older half-brother and younger brother are Swiss, while he is
one of the very few in the family without Swiss citizenship. Schwab's
paternal grandmother is Swiss and his father's father comes from
Karlsruhe, which is why Eugen Schwab was granted citizenship of the then
Grand Duchy of Baden and later became a German citizen. In 1950 Eugen
Schwab tried to become a Swiss citizen from Germany, for which he
applied for a special provision in citizenship law, which led to
proceedings before the Federal Supreme Court of the Confederation. The
judges rejected the application and asked Schwab's father to use the
normal, more complicated naturalization procedure. This fiasco is the
reason why Klaus Schwab never applied for a Swiss passport. [2]
Schwab has been married to Hilde Schwab from Schaffhausen since 1971.
The couple live in Switzerland and have two grown children, Nicole
Schwab, co-founder of the Gender Equality Project in 2009, and Olivier
Schwab, who is married to a Chinese woman and heads the WEF office in
Beijing. [11] [12]
In September 2019, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Ueli
Maurer, proposed to the Federal Council that Klaus Schwab, who has been
living in Switzerland for 60 years, be granted Swiss citizenship and a
Swiss passport based on the cantonal civil rights law. Although Schwab
has Swiss parents, Federal President Simonetta Sommaruga rejected the
application. According to media reports, this also happened for
political reasons, because Schwab's World Economic Summit (WEF) was
frowned upon in their party (SP). The Federal Office of Justice from
Karin Keller-Sutter's department (FDP) also rejected the granting of
civil rights. [13]

Salary level and lack of financial transparency
While Schwab publicly takes the view that managerial salaries that are
too high are "no longer socially acceptable", [14] his own annual salary
of around one million Swiss francs was repeatedly discussed in the
media. The Swiss radio and television company SRF reflected this level
of salary in connection with the ongoing public grants to the WEF and
the fact that the forum pays no federal taxes. [15] The German newspaper
Süddeutsche Zeitung criticized the WEF for having become a “money
printing machine” run like a family business. [16] In addition, the
former Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung journalist Jürgen Dunsch
criticized the fact that the financial reports of the WEF as an
institution under the direction of Klaus Schwab are not very
transparent, since neither income nor expenditure is broken down. [17]

Honors (selection)
1988: Federal Cross of Merit
1995: Grand Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
1997: Knight of the Legion of Honor, France
1997: Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia in bronze
1997: Great Golden Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of
Austria [18]
1999: Honorary citizen of the Davos region [19]
2002: Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland
2002: Order of Friendship, Kazakhstan
2003: Order of Stara Planina 1st class, Bulgaria
2006: Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, Great
2007: Honorary Citizen of Dalian, China
2012: Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico
2012: Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany
2013: Order of the Rising Sun, 1st class, Japan [20]
2016: Reinhard-Mohn-price
2018: World Economic Prize, Kiel
2018: Medal of Friendship for commitment to China's reform and
opening-up policy [21]

Long-term export credit as a business problem in mechanical engineering
(examined using the example of the Federal Republic of Germany),
Offenbach 1965 (also dissertation from ETH Zurich)
The export credit. Notes for the German exporter, Frankfurt am Main 1966
Public investment and economic growth, Ravensburg 1966 (also
dissertation from the University of Freiburg)
Modern management in mechanical engineering (with Hein Kroos), Frankfurt
Opportunity management, Düsseldorf 1976
Overcoming indifference. Ten key challenges in today's changing world. A
survey of ideas and proposals for action on the threshold of the
twenty-first century (editor), New York 1995
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, 2016 (book on demand). German: The
Fourth Industrial Revolution. Translated from the English by Petra Pyka
and Thorsten Schmidt, Pantheon Verlag, Munich 2016. ISBN 978-3-570-55345-9.
with Thierry Malleret: COVID-19: The Great Reset. Lightning Source, ISBN
with Thierry Malleret: COVID-19: The great upheaval. Forum Publishing,
Geneva 2020, ISBN 978-2940631193.

Joachim Dorfs, Claus Larass: “I almost see myself as an artist”. Davos
founder Klaus Schwab. In: Bernd Ziesemer (Ed.): Pioneers of the German
economy. Campus, Frankfurt am Main 2006, ISBN 3-593-38121-4, pp. 113-124.
Klaus Schwab in the Munzinger archive (beginning of article freely

Das Forum, documentary by Marcus Vetter (2019)

Web links
Commons: Klaus Schwab - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Literature by and about Klaus Schwab in the catalog of the German
National Library
Biography on the World Economic Forum website + CV (PDF)

Single receipts
Patrik Müller, Andreas Maurer: An impossible gift: Why the
naturalization of WEF founder Klaus Schwab will fail. Aargauer Zeitung,
August 20, 2019.
Jürgen Dunsch: Host of the mighty: Klaus Schwab and the World Economic
Forum in Davos. FinanzBook Verlag 2016. p. 26f.
Carsten Knop: Loss of Trust and Criticism of Capitalism FAZ, January 28,
Vera Linß Klaus Schwab: "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" The explosive
of digitization. Deutschlandradio on July 27, 2016.
Sandra Pfister: The dark side of the industrial revolution. Germany,
July 11, 2016.
Klaus Schwab: The Fourth Industrial Revolution., Translated from English
by Petra Pyka and Thorsten Schmidt. Pantheon Verlag 2016.
Reinhard Löser: Digital revolution. 2016.
Coronavirus and the transhuman future. Faculty of Religion and Theology,
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. January 13, 2021.
Sisman-Ugur, Serap, Kurubacak, Gulsun: Handbook of Research on Learning
in the Age of Transhumanism. Pp. 82-83. 2019. ISBN 978-1522584315.
Entretien avec Darius Rochebin à la Radio télévision suisse, émission
“Pardonnez-moi”, en 2016.
Stefan Barmettler: Klaus Schwab and Swiss Citizenship: A Bernese
Errlauf. Swiss trade newspaper online, November 14, 2019.
https: //www.srf. ch / news / switzerland /
Caspar Busse: The World Economic Forum has become a money machine (de).
In: Süddeutsche Zeitung, January 17, 2017.
List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to
the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 6.9 MB)
WEF founder Klaus Schwab does not receive a Swiss passport.
Handelszeitung, November 12, 2019.
2013 Autumn Conference of Decorations on Foreign Nationals, website of
the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (English)
改革 开放 40 年 , 获 “中国 改革 友谊 奖章” 的 十个 外国 友 人是谁 _ 澎
湃 国际 _ 澎湃 新闻 -The Paper. Retrieved December 18, 2018.



Sep 6, 2021, 9:28:49 PM9/6/21
On Tue, 7 Sep 2021 03:10:59 +0200, Venus as a Boy
<> wrote:

>English translation (because the english wiki artikel is weak!):
>Klaus Martin Schwab (born March 30, 1938 in Ravensburg) is a German
>economist. He is the founder and executive chairman of the World
>Economic Forum and other foundations.

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