Alfred Hugenberg (1865–1951) was a German publisher, financier and right-wing politician who co-founded the Deutschnationale Volkspartei (DNVP, German National People's Party). His causes included monarchism and repudiation of the World War I peace treaties. In the Weimar Republic, he was first elected to the Reichstag in 1919. He was a director of Krupp Industries and briefly in the Prussian Ministry of Finance.
After the Nazis took control, he was not in their government. Eventually, he lost his publishing empire to the Nazis.