Teenage girl becomes world’s youngest billionaire

Teenage girl becomes world’s youngest billionaire

For most people, becoming a billionaire is a dream they will never see come to fruition before they die.

That knowledge makes Alexandra Andresen’s entry onto the Forbes billionaires list all the more hard to swallow.

 Aged 19, the Norwegian teenager is estimated to be worth a staggering $1.2 billion, making her the youngest billionaire in the world. Her 20-year-old sister Katharina is also worth $1.2 billion thanks to the 42.2 per cent of the Ferd Holding company she and her sister each own.  Her father transferred the stock to his daughters in 2007 but still controls the company.

Who is she?

Andresen is the daughter of Johan Andresen, a Norwegian investor from Oslo.  Aged 11, Andresens studied at the Forres Sandle Manor boarding school in Fordingbridge for a year before continuing her education in Oslo, according to The Telegraph.

She is studying social science at Amsterdam University College and shows no signs of moving towards becoming an active owner of the family company.   She is also a sponsored dressage rider who dedicates much of her Instagram to her horses. Her equestrian passion continues to take centre stage in her life and after winning three dressage championships, Andresen is now focusing on her professional riding career. She told Eurodressage in 2015: “This is what I want to do the rest of my life, ride!”  Read more

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