Alexandra Andresen is named the youngest billionaire in the world by Forbes after she inherited the $1.2 billion wealth from her father, Johan F. Andresen. The wealthy family from Norway has a huge business in the tobacco industry.
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The 19-year-old billionaire is actually a professional dressage rider and has since moved to Germany to pursue a career.
Alexandra, together with her 20-year-old sister, Katharina, are now included in Forbes‘s list of billionaires in the world for the first time, placing 1,475th and 1,476th respectively.
While Katharina is the second-youngest billionaire, the third-youngest is Gustav Magnar Witzoe, 22 years old. The fortune of these following inheritors are all inherited, and it is quite remarkable that they are all Norwegian.
It’s part of Scandinavian culture for the parents to pass down their fortunes to the younger generation earlier than in other countries in order to engage them in the family business.