John Fredriksen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


John Fredriksen

Cypriot businessman

Date of Birth: 10-May-1944

Place of Birth: Oslo, Eastern Norway, Norway

Profession: businessperson, entrepreneur, business magnate

Nationality: Norway, Cyprus

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About John Fredriksen

  • John Fredriksen (born 10 May 1944) is a Norwegian-born Cypriot oil tanker and shipping billionaire businessman, who owns the world's largest oil tanker fleet.
  • He has major interests in the offshore driller Seadrill, the fish farming company Mowi, 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.
  • North Atlantic Drilling, Sevan Drilling, and Asia Offshore Drilling are partly owned by Seadrill.Born in Oslo, Norway, Fredriksen is a Cypriot citizen who resides in London.
  • Before abandoning his Norwegian citizenship, he was Norway's richest man.
  • Norwegian magazine Kapital listed Fredriksen in 2013 with a net worth of NOK 69,75 billion (US$11.9 billion).
  • 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.

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