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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Billionaire’s business is cement, but wine is his passion

Thomas Schmidheiny, a 68-year-old billionaire and the largest shareholder in cement producer Holcim, holds a glass of wine in the cellar at his vineyard in Heerbrugg, Switzerland. His family has a long history in cement and vineyards.