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Adolf Merckle

Upper Classes More Likely To Commit Suicide In A Recession

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Recent weeks have seen a spate of suicides by some of the most financially powerful people in the world. German billionaire industrialist Adolf Merckl...

Adolf Merckle, German Billionaire, Mourned In Hometown

New York Times | CARTER DOUGHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BLAUBEUREN, Germany -- When the body of Adolf Merckle was discovered on the railroad tracks here last week, authorities ruled the German billionaire's...

How Porsche Hacked The Financial System And Made A Killing

Radian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A "short squeeze" sounds inconspicuous enough; you wouldn't tell it by Bloomberg's language, but Merckle's Volkswagen bet lost out to one of the most ...

Adolf Merckle, German Billionaire, Kills Himself As Empire Crumbles

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN — German billionaire Adolf Merckle threw himself in front of a train after his business empire, which included interests ranging from VW ...