Richard Oetker
Richard Oetker

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Name: Richard Oetker
Occupation: Retail
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 4, 1951
Age: 71
Birth Place: Bielefeld, Germany, Germany
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Richard Oetker

Richard Oetker was born on January 4, 1951 in Bielefeld, Germany, Germany (71 years old). Richard Oetker is a Retail, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Find out Richard Oetkernet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1.7 Billion

Salary 2020

Not known

With the net worth of $1.7 Billion, Richard Oetker is the # 918 richest person on earth all the time follow our database.

Biography Timeline


On 14 December 1976, the 25-year-old student was kidnapped by 34-year-old Dieter Zlof, a Slovene-born mechanic who locked him into a crate and linked his feet and wrists to manacles that would give him electric shocks if he screamed or tried to break out. While Oetker was 1.94 metres (6'4") tall, the crate was 1.45 metres (4'9") long and 70 cm (28") wide. In the early hours of 15 December, a noise sparked off a near fatal shock that broke Oetker’s thighs and two of his ribs as he thumped against the crate. His screams prolonged the shocks by ten seconds, and the pain was such that he briefly wanted to die.


He was freed for DM21 million, the highest ransom then paid in Germany. The abduction had lasted 47 hours by the time he was found in an Opel Commodore on 16 December. Zlof was arrested on 30 January 1979 on circumstantial evidence. Though he did not plead guilty, he received the maximum penalty – fifteen years in prison – on 9 June 1980.


In May 1997, Zlof, who had buried the ransom in a forest around 30 km (20 miles) southeast of Munich, went to England to swap mouldy banknotes worth DM12.5 million for usable money. The rest had mouldered away in its cache. He was re-arrested, served out a two-year sentence, and confessed to the kidnapping in a 1997 autobiography which was written by his barrister’s wife.


The 2001 film Dance with the Devil (German: Der Tanz mit dem Teufel) revolves around Oetker’s ransom. It stars Sebastian Koch as Richard Oetker, Tobias Moretti as investigator Helmut Bauer (who the script renames Georg Kufbach), and Christoph Waltz as Dieter Cilov. Zlof’s name was altered for legal reasons.

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