Jan Kulczyk Dies

Jan Kulczyk

Jan Kulczyk

Jan Kulczyk, Poland’s wealthiest businessman, has died of complications after minor heart surgery in Vienna at the age of 65. According to Kulczyk Holding SA, he was supposed to leave the hospital on Wednesday, he already had business appointments arranged on Thursday. “It is impossible to talk about the transformation in the Polish political system after 1989 without mentioning Jan Kulczyk,” according to Leszek Balcerowicz, former Polish Minister of Finance. He was the most important Polish international trading businessman. He operated on the European, African and South American markets and created Kulczyk Holding with its headquarters in Warsaw as well as the international investment group Kulczyk Investments. He has consistently topped the Polish Rich List since 2002. His fortune is estimated at PLN 15.2 billion.


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