John Fredriksen

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John Fredriksen (born 10 May 1944) is a Norwegian-born oil tanker and shipping magnate, who owns the world's largest oil tanker fleet. He also has major interests in the offshore drilling Seadrill, the fish farming company Marine Harvest, the dry bulk company Golden Ocean Group, and the supply vessel company Deep Sea Supply. Through his investment companies Hemen Holdings and Meisha, Fredriksen controls the companies Frontline and Golar LNG. In 2010–2011, Frontline owned 9.6 percent of another large tanker company, Overseas Shipholding Group.[1] North Atlantic Drilling, Sevan Drilling, and Asia Offshore Drilling are partly owned by Seadrill.[2]

Born in Oslo, Norway, John Fredriksen is a Cypriot citizen who resides in London.[3][4] Before abandoning his Norwegian citizenship, he was Norway's richest man.[5] Norwegian magazine Kapital listed Fredriksen in 2013 with a net worth of Norwegian krone 69,75 billion (US$11.9 billion).[6] In 2012, he was included in the 50 Most Influential list of Bloomberg Markets magazine. He was named in the top 10 most influential people in the shipping industry according to Lloyds List 2014.[7]


References

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