Hans Glogauer was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. At the age of nine he was sent to boarding schools in England. One year later he his family joined his family in La Paz, Bolivia where he attended school until he turned 16, then worked at various trading houses. He came to New York in 1952 working for a raw-materials mining company and, until his retirement in 2006, at an international paper trading company. He now lives in Scarsdale, NY with Toshimi, his wife of 46 years. He has two grown children are growing twin grandsons.