John Fredriksen Net Worth
How rich is John Fredriksen? For this question we spent 13 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.
The main source of income: Business
Total Net Worth at the moment 2021 year – is about $12 Billion.
John Fredriksen information Birth date: May 10, 1944 Birth place: Oslo, Norway Profession:Business magnate Nationality:Norway Spouse:Inger Astrup Fredriksen (m. ?–2006) Children:Kathrine Fredriksen, Cecilie Fredriksen
:How tall is John Fredriksen – 1,78m.
How much weight is John Fredriksen – 64kg
Biography,FamilyFredriksen was born on 10 May 1944 to a welder and his wife, and grew up in Etterstad in the eastern half of Oslo.Fredriksen is a widower and has two daughters: Cecilie (born 1983) and Kathrine Astrup Fredriksen (born 1983). Fredriksens former wife, dentist Inger Astrup Fredriksen (died 2006), originally belonged to one of the Astrup families in Norway. Her father was a professor of psychiatry, and her grand uncle was the painter Nikolai Astrup.BusinessFredriksen made his fortune during the Iran-Iraq wars in the 1980s, when his tankers picked up oil at great risk and huge profits. As described by his biographer, he was the lifeline to the Ayatollah. Fredriksen would later become the worlds largest tanker owner, with more than seventy oil tankers and major interests in oil rigs and fish farming. His fleet is dominated by costly double-hulled, environmentally safer tankers.In 2006, Seadrill bought more than 50 percent of Smedvig, gaining control of the company (51.24 percent of the votes and 52.27 percent of the capital). Smedvig is Fredriksens biggest ever deal. Noble Corp sold its stake to Seadrill in 2009, leaving Seadrill with full control. Fredriksen has been the majority owner of Valerenga I.F. for many years.FortuneThe Sunday Times Rich List has ranked Fredriksens wealth as ?475m (2003), ?1.050b (2004) and ?1.887b (2005). In 2012, Fredriksen and his family were listed as the 9th richest in Britain with a combined wealth of ?6.6bn. Fredriksen owns houses in London, Oslo, Cyprus, and Marbella, Spain. He is a collector of classic Norwegian art.PhilanthropyFredriksen supports research projects at Radium Hospital and has donated several hundreds of millions of Norwegian kroner to medical research at hospitals in Norway.Gard caseIn 1985, the Norwegian insurance company Gard became suspicious about losses of cargo from Fredriksens tankers. A private investigation was initiated, and a system for the use of heavy oil as bunker fuel was revealed. The case was turned over to the Norwegian police and in June 1986 Fredriksens offices in Oslo were searched and several of his nearest associates, and after a while also Fredriksen, were placed in detention while the case was investigated.After several years of arguments between the various lawyers, the case was settled out of court. Fredriksen had to pay a fine of 2 million NOK for risking his crews life, and in addition had to pay the insurance company Gard an amount of over $800,000 USD.
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