Salmon farmers dominate Norway’s rich list

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Pink fish billionaires.

The financial magazine Kapital published on Thursday morning its annual overview of Norway’s 400 richest people. As a function of high salmon prices, the list has received an ever-increasing share of people who have made themselves rich because of the salmon farming trade.

John Fredriksen takes the throne as usual at the top of the list. Mowi’s largest shareholder, who is a Cypriot citizen, is the only one with more than EUR 9 billion in wealth.

As many as 45 people with ties to the Norwegian aquaculture industry are billionaires, according to this list. Put another way, 11.25 per-cent of the country’s billionaires do business related to salmon.

Here is their ranking on the list, name and fortune:

1. John Fredriksen NOK 104 billion

6. Gustav Witzøe NOK 33.5 billion

17. Inge Harald Berg NOK 10.5 billion

32. Gerhard Alsaker NOK 6.8 billion

47. Ola Helge Holmøy NOK 4.95 billion

57. Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen NOK 4.4 billion

61. Helge Arvid Møgster NOK 4.3 billion

80. Helge Gåsø NOK 3.7 billion

98. Ola Braanaas NOK 3.1 billion

101. Frode Teigen NOK 3 billion

115. Odd Einar Sandøy NOK 2.8 billion

129. Per Grieg Jr. NOK 2.4 billion

129. Olav Svendsen NOK 2.4 billion

140. Finn Wilhelm Sinkaberg NOK 2.3 billion

155. Roger Halsebakk NOK 2.1 billion

162. Kjell Haugland NOK 2.05 billion

162. Elna Katrine Grieg NOK 2.05 billion

162. Camilla Marianne Grieg NOK 2.05 billion

169. Linn Karen Møgster NOK 2 billion

169. Elisabeth Grieg NOK 2 billion

179. Karl Johan Sunde NOK 1.95 billion

186. Randi Herre Eide NOK 1.8 billion

186. Kristian Eidesvik NOK 1.8 billion

196. Runar Vatne NOK 1.75 billion

196. Kjell Arild Lorentsen NOK 1.75 billion

211. Rolv Haugarvoll NOK 1.65 billion

214. Leif Inge Nordhammer NOK 1.6 billion

214. Anders Pedersen NOK 1.6 billion

227. Håkon Kristian Tombre NOK 1.55 billion

231. Anders Måsøval NOK 1.5 billion

246. Lars Måsøval NOK 1.45 billion

253. Halle Sivertsen NOK 1.4 billion

283. Per Grieg Sr. NOK 1.25 billion

283. Nils Martin Williksen 1.25 billion

283. Inge Helge Vassbotten NOK 1.25 billion

283. Eva Maria Kristoffersen NOK 1.25 billion

283. Alex Vassbotten NOK 1.25 billion

303. Ulf Ellingsen NOK 1.2 billion

303. Per Anton Løfsnæs NOK 1.2 billion

303. Ove Løfsnæs NOK 1.2 billion

321. Maria Olaisen NOK 1.15 billion

321. Aino Olaisen NOK 1.15 billion

332. Karl Olaf Jørgensen NOK 1.1 billion

332. Hans Kristian Mong NOK 1.1 billion

363. Ole-Eirik Lerøy NOK 980 million

390. Geir Lundberg NOK 880 million

394. Thomas Johan Jessen NOK 850

394. Jim Roger Nordly NOK 850