Kjell Inge Røkke
Kjell Inge Røkke (born 25 October 1958) is a Norwegian billionaire businessman.
Røkke launched his business career with the purchase of a 69-foot (21 m) trawler in the United States in 1982, and gradually built a leading worldwide fisheries business. In 1996, the Røkke controlled company RGI purchased enough shares in Aker ASA to become the company's largest shareholder, and later merged his company RGI with Aker ASA. Røkke serves as chairman of Aker ASA, as well as a director of Aker BP, Kværner, Ocean Yield, Aker BioMarine and Aker Energy. As at 31 December 2018, Røkke holds 68.2 per cent of the shares in Aker ASA through his investment company TRG AS and its subsidiaries.He was convicted of corruption in 2005 and has served time in prison. In 2018, Røkke was considered to be the richest person in Norway, with a fortune of NOK 20.6 billion, approximately 2.4 billion U.S. dollars.
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