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Philipp Riederle.

Philipp Riederle (born October 9, 1994 in Munich) is a German author, consultant and keynote speaker. At the age of 13 he became famous with his podcast “Mein iPhone und Ich…” (My iPhone and me), with which he reached over one million viewers each year.

Early life[edit]

Philipp Riederle was born in Munich in 1994 as the son of the engineer Martin Riederle and attended the Dossenberger-Gymnasium in Günzburg.[1] Alongside his time in High School, he ran several projects that made him known on the Internet using the pseudonym “Phipz”.


In April 2008, he launched his podcast “My iPhone and I…” in which he shared his experiences with the Apple iPhone, presented mobile apps and explained how to hack the device. This made him one of the most successful podcasters in Germany.[2] He produced the episodes using the simplest equipment in his children's room at his parents’ house.

The increasing number of downloads as well as the podcasts viewers feedback led Philipp Riederle to the decision to set up his own company. In 2010, at the age of fifteen, he founded the media production company "Phipz Media UG" to market his business.[3] He set up a professional studio with HD camera equipment and green screen technology in his grandparents' basement.[4] In this added he started a second podcast called “Mein iPad und Ich…” (My iPad and me).

Since 2009 Philipp Riederle gives regularly speeches on topics such as digital media, the digital transformation and the digital native generation. He works with companies to develop and improve their digital competences.[5][6]

Besides numerous publications in local and national newspapers and magazines and interviews on radio, Riederle is also a regular guest in several TV shows such as "Talking Germany" on Deutsche Welle,[7] "Die Harald Schmidt Show" on Sky,[8] “Pelzig hält sich”[9] on ZDF, "Nachtcafe" on SWR[10] and morning shows on Sat.1 and ZDF.

2013 at the age of 18 he published his first book with the title “Wer wir sind und was wir wollen” (“Who we are and what we want") which climbed the SPIEGEL bestseller list for four weeks.[11][6][12] In April 2017 his second book “Wie wir arbeiten und was wir fordern” (“How we work and what we demand") was published.[13]

In August 2018, Riederle was appointed to the Advisory Board “Digital Economy" of the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Digitization and Energy of NRW.[14]

Philipp Riederle studies “Sociology, Politics & Economics" at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen/Germany.[15]


As part of the “Science Year 2014” the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the German Government and the German Informatics Society, Philipp Riederle was honored with the German Digital Minds Award. The award is given to those who advance digital development in Germany with their ideas and projects.[16]

In July 2017 Philipp Riederle received the award “Certified Speaking Professional"(CSP) from the National Speakers Association. The CSP is regarded as the highest, worldwide recognized quality award for full-time speakers.[17][18]


  • Philipp Riederle: Who we are and what we want (German), Droemer Knaur, München 2013, ISBN 978-3-426-78611-6
  • Philipp Riederle: How we work and what we demand (German), Droemer Knaur, München 2017, ISBN 978-3-426-27729-4


  1. ^ Kaiser, Walter. "16 Jahre alter Schüler: Bosse großer Firmen holen sich bei ihm Rat". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  2. ^ Germany, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart. "Internetstar: Der Ranglistenstürmer von der Schulbank". (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  3. ^ aubele, maximilian. "Seine Firma produziert Podcasts". Augsburger Allgemeine (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  4. ^ Wirminghaus, Niklas. "Unternehmensberater mit 18: Ein Abiturient erklärt die digitale Welt" (in German). ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  5. ^ Voss, Jochen (2011-11-11). "Online-PR: Der Vorstandsflüsterer". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  6. ^ a b "Philipp Riederle". Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  7. ^ DW News (2011-04-12), Philipp Riederle, Young Entrepreneur | Talking Germany, retrieved 2019-06-03
  8. ^ Show #186 - 1913/2013 Der Jahresvergleich, retrieved 2019-06-03
  9. ^ "Pelzig hält sich – Die Gäste am 18. September 2012 | Aufgemerkt! Willkommen bei Erwin Pelzig". Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  10. ^ Germany, programm ARD de-ARD Play-Out-Center Potsdam, Potsdam. "Nachtcafé". Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  11. ^ Hartwig, Sonja (2013-04-29). ": Die Welt ist ein Smartphone". Spiegel Online. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  12. ^ "Wer wir sind, und was wir wollen von Philipp Riederle – Buch von Droemer Knaur". (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  13. ^ "Wie wir arbeiten, und was wir fordern von Philipp Riederle – Buch von Droemer Knaur". (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  14. ^ "Beirat Digitale Wirtschaft | WIRTSCHAFT.NRW". (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  15. ^ "Über mich". Philipp Riederle (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  16. ^ Forschung, Bundesministerium für Bildung und. "Das sind Deutschlands digitale Köpfe: Wissenschaftsjahr 2014 - Die Digitale Gesellschaft". Das sind Deutschlands digitale Köpfe (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  17. ^ "Aufstieg in den internationalen Redner-Olymp". Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  18. ^ "CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™) – National Speakers Association (NSA)". Retrieved 2019-06-03.

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