Max Otte is an entrepreneur, political economist, investment manager, philanthropist and political activist. With 141 votes, he was the runner-up for the election of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany on 13 Februar 2022. Otte is a citizen of Germany and the United States of America.
The business daily Handelsblatt called Otte the “renowned crisis economist”. He was present in nearly all major talkshows. “Max Otte is the darling of the media, because the 51-year-old economist can explain financial markets in such a way that non-experts can understand it, and he is always opinionated.” (German public radio, 2 March 2016)
Since Max Otte decided to raise his voice to criticize developments in politics and society, the mainstream media is writing about him in a less friendly manner. Otte points towards the economic decline of the middle class, criticizes the restriction of civil rights and is working to overcome the increasing division of society.
Max Otte studied at the University of Cologne, American University in Washington, D.C. and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He held professorships at Boston University, the University of Worms and the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz.
The companies founded by Max Otte offer financial information, investment funds as well as wealth management based on the principles of value investing. Their joint mission is wealth-building and the long-term protection of wealth.
Max Otte was founding sponsor of the Human Roots Award of the Archeological Research Center and Museum for the Evolution of Human Behavior MONREPOS, founder of the Oswald-Spengler-Prize, which was awarded for the first time in 2018 to French writer Michel Houellebecq, 2020 to Stanford historian Walter Scheidel and 2022 to Canadian psychologist Jordan B. Peterson. He is also founder of the prize for civil courage that went to artist Axel Krause in 2019 and to civil rights activist Vera Lengsfeld in 2020.