Bertelsmann Stiftung

The Bertelsmann Stiftung is an independent foundation under private law, based in Gütersloh, Germany. It was founded in 1977 by Reinhard Mohn as the result of social, corporate and fiscal considerations.[4][5][6][7] As the Bertelsmann Stiftung itself has put it, the foundation promotes "reform processes" and "the principles of entrepreneurial activity" to build a "future-oriented society."[8]

Bertelsmann Stiftung
Named afterCarl Bertelsmann
Formation1977; 46 years ago (1977)[1]
FounderReinhard Mohn[2]
HeadquartersGütersloh, Germany
Key people
Main organ
Executive board (Vorstand)
  • Fundación Bertelsmann
  • Bertelsmann Foundation
Revenue (2020)
Decrease €13.5 million[3]
Expenses (2020)Decrease €73.8 million[3]
Endowment (2020)Increase €619.7 million[3]
Staff (2020)
Headquarters of the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Gütersloh (2007)

Since 1993, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has held the majority of capital shares in the Bertelsmann Group.[9] It holds 80.9% together with the Reinhard Mohn Stiftung and the BVG Stiftung but has no voting rights.[10]

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