Czech billionaire Petr Kellner, 56, dies in helicopter crash in Alaska with four others
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Billionaire Petr Kellner died in a helicopter crash that also killed four others over the weekend.
PPF Group, an international investment firm co-founded by Kellner in 1991, announced the news in a declaration, confirming that Kellner “tragically died in a helicopter crash in the mountains of Alaska” on Saturday. The 56-year-old Czech was the majority shareholder of PPF.
“Her professional life was known for her incredible work ethic and creativity, but her private life belonged to her family,” the company statement read. “His funeral will be held only with immediate family members. We call on the media to respect the privacy of the Kellner family during this difficult time. We want to express our gratitude for the condolences, good wishes and prayers expressed so far. now private. “
According to Bloomberg Billionaires IndexKellner’s total net worth is $ 15.7 billion.
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According to Alaska State Soldiers, there was a single survivor recovered from the crash, who is currently in “serious but stable condition and receiving medical treatment at an Anchorage area hospital.” Authorities believe the group was on a “heli-ski” and crashed near the Knik Glacier.
The names of the other four deaths have also been released: Gregory Harms, 52, of Colorado; Benjamin Larochaix, 50, from the Czech Republic; Sean McManamy, 38, from Alaska; and Zachary Russell, 33, of Alaska, who flew the helicopter.