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Philip Zepter

Monte Carlo, Monaco


Emma Zepter


Philip Zepter smiling while holding a goblet and wearing a blue coat, white long sleeves, and bow tie with his wife and their daughter

23 November 1950 (age 73) (
Bosanska Dubica, Bosnia (then Yugoslavia)

Nada Jankovic, Milisav Jankovic

Alma mater

Miroslav Mišković, 
Stanko Subotić
, Miodrag Kostić

Mr philip zepter ellis island medal of honor 2011

Milan Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Јанковић, born 23 November 1950 in Veliko Gradište, SFR Yugoslavia now Serbia), most known as Philip Zepter (Serbian: Филип Цептер / Filip Zepter) is businessman and entrepreneur of Serbian origin. He is also the richest Serb in the world with an estimated net worth of $300 million. He completed primary school in Kozarska Dubica before graduating from University of Belgrade Faculty of Economics. At the age of 29, he went to Salzburg following his wife Madlena Zepter (then Madlena Janković) who got a temporary job there and in order to study German, and liked it so much there that he decided to stay.


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After he moved to Linz, in 1986 he founded Zepter Handels-GmbH, a multi-level marketing firm for pots and pans, which has over time grown into the conglomerate Zepter International which provides “a wide range of products and services, including banking, insurance, telecommunications, and retail sales of consumer products.”

Philip Zepter smiling with the woman beside him and wearing a black coat, white long sleeves, black bow tie, and medallion

In 2004 Zepter sued the International Crisis Group, a think tank cofounded by financier George Soros, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, lawyer David Boies, money manager Paul Tudor Jones, former Chase Manhattan Bank chief executive David Rockefeller, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan Chase, for defamation following a 2003 report which described him as "an arms dealer, money launderer and crony of brutal Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic."

Philip Zepter posing with two men beside him while wearing a black coat, white long sleeves, bow tie, and medallion

According to Serbian press, in 2008 he was interested in buying Serbia's famous football club Red Star Belgrade. However, he postponed the purchase because he was no longer interested. In 2011 Philip Zepter joined the ranks of only five non-U.S. citizens who have been awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Philip Zepter giving a speech while wearing eyeglasses, black coat, white long sleeves, and striped necktie

Zepter lives in the Villa Trianon in Cap Martin.

Philip Zepter with a tight-lipped smile and wearing a black coat, white long sleeves, and striped necktie

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Philip Zepter smiling while wearing a black coat, white long sleeves, black pants, and black bow tie


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