Petr Kellner is the richest man in Czech Republic. He started working as an office supplies distributor and went on to build an empire of business for himself. He is a known name in the insurance industry of Czech Republic. Kellner is particular about maintaining his privacy and keeps an extremely low profile. With a net worth of US $ 8.3 billion, he had emerged as one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the country.
Petr started his career by selling office supplies in 1990, and then started a business by founding investment fund PPF in 1991. This helped him go through the first wave of coupon privatization. Following this, he made a massive advertising campaign, attracting and persuading investors to invest in his firm. Soon, PPF Company acquired stocks from around 200 firms worth 5 billion Czech crowns.