Focus Money (magazine)

Focus Money
Editor Frank Pöpsel
Categories Business magazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 126,846 (Q1, 2015)
Publisher Focus Magazin Verlag
Year founded 2000
First issue 30 March 2000 (2000-03-30)
Company Hubert Burda Media
Country Germany
Based in Munich
Language German
Website Focus Money

Focus Money is a German language business magazine published in Munich, Germany. It is one of the spin-offs of the German news magazine Focus.

History and profile

Focus Money was first published on 30 March 2000.[1][2][3] Its slogan was "Fakten machen Geld" (meaning "Facts make money" in English).[2] The magazine is part of Hubert Burda Media[4] and is published by Focus Magazin Verlag weekly on Wednesdays.[5][6][7] Its headquarters is in Munich.[7]

The magazine covers articles on business, politics, companies, finance, tax, law, investment, insurance, telecommunications, motoring and careers.[6] Its target audience is decision makers in business and in society.[6] It annually publishes a list of major German tax consultancy and audit firms.[8]

The first editor-in-chief of Focus Money was Manfred Schumacher who resigned from the post on 5 April 2000, only five days after the start of the magazine.[3] Frank Pöpsel replaced him in the post and has been the editor-in-chief of the weekly since then.[1][6]

In 2005 Focus Magazine started an e-paper, Der Vermögensverwalter (The Asset Manager in English), which is emailed to subscribers.[9]


In 2001 Focus Money had a circulation of 149,000 copies.[10] Its circulation was 135,751 copies during the first quarter of 2005.[1] The circulation of the magazine was 142,210 copies in 2010.[11] During the first quarter of 2015 its circulation was 126,846 copies.[6]

See also

List of magazines in Germany


  1. 1 2 3 "Portrait of a magazine. Focus Money" (PDF). Medialine. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  2. 1 2 "'Focus-Money' kommt am 30.3. mit 320.000 Exemplaren". New Business (in German). 29 March 2000. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  3. 1 2 ""Focus Money"-Chef Schumacher tritt zurück". Die Welt (in German). 5 April 2000. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. "New York Daily News Retracts Story on Focus Magazine's Kim Basinger Interview". PR Newswire. Los Angeles. 26 September 2000. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  5. "Rate Card" (PDF). Medialine. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 "Focus Money". Burda Community Network. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  7. 1 2 "Focus Money. Factsheet". Publicitas. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  8. "SH+C awarded by FOCUS-Money 2013". SH+C. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  9. "„Der Vermögensverwalter": neues ePaper von Focus Money" (PDF). Wirtschaftsmedien Notizen (in German) (1). 2005. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  10. "Top 50 Finance/Business/News magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (Report). Magazine Organization. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  11. "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Retrieved 30 April 2015.

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