Jobst Kayser-Eichberg spent years building up a large Munich brewery. According to a report by “Bild”, the billionaire is said to have died on Sunday in a palliative care ward in a Munich specialist clinic for internal medicine.
The Munich veteran is said to have suffered from cirrhosis of the liver. This is a chronic disease in which the liver tissue is progressively destroyed. Ultimately, Kayser-Eichberg died of multiple organ failure. A request from t-online to the brewery has so far remained unanswered.
Billionaire’s wife ‘deeply shocked’ after his death
“We are all deeply shocked,” quotes “Bild” Marina Keyser-Eichberg, the entrepreneur’s wife and at the same time chairwoman of Human Rights Watch Munich. “But it was good for him that he didn’t have to suffer long.” He was mentally “top fit” until the very end.
Kayser-Eichberg became the managing partner of Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu KGaA in 1994. Previously, he was head of a subsidiary of the US pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, which had invested in antibiotics research, among other things. In 1988 he switched to the beer business as Chairman of the Advisory Board and Supervisory Board of what later became the brewery company.
Jobst Kayser-Eichberg built up a large beer empire
The billionaire acquired Löwenbräu as the later managing director and took a stake in the Stuttgart Dinkelacker-Schwabenbräu AG. Twenty years ago he sold his company to the Anheuser-Busch InBev Group, the largest brewing group in the world. The brewery property belonged to him until his death.
Until the very end, he was also a member of the board of trustees of the Schörghuber Foundation. The Schörghuber family owns a partner company of the Dutch brewery Heineken. These include the breweries Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr and Thurn und Taxis.