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94-year-old billionaire to marry for fifth time

Reported by ninemsn staff
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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A 94-year-old Austrian billionaire who has been married four times has announced he is engaged again and plans to wed within days.

Karl Wlaschek, ranked as the fifth-oldest billionaire in the world by Forbes, revealed his engagement to Ricki Schenk on Sunday, the Vienna Times reports.

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Already a father of four, the supermarket and property tycoon joked during the announcement in the Austrian city Velden that he plans to have "another five or six children, at the very least".

He made the announcement at the Schlosshotel, which he owns.

Ms Schnek, who declined to reveal her age, confirmed the wedding "will take place within days" but said she was not so sure about the prospect of babies.

Mr Wlaschek's estimated net worth at $4.6 billion was built after founding European supermarket chain Billa.

His personal real estate holdings make him the third richest person in Austria behind slot machine king Johann Graf and Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, Forbes reports.

Wlaschek and Schnek, who met at an event in Vienna, reportedly both lost previously spouses on the same day.

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