New Delhi: A 19-year-old Norwegian girl, Alexandra Anderson, yesterday made a smashing entry into the Forbes' billionaire's list, thus claiming the world's youngest billionaire title. Her entry to the prestigious list comes at a time when everybody is raving about the top 10 richest persons of the world, with most of them being above 60 years in age.
As unreal as it may sound, this youngster is estimated to be worth a staggering $1.2 billion. She, along with her sister, who is also worth the same amount, owns a Ferd Holding company whose stock was transferred to them by their father Johan Anderson in the year 2007.
Alexandra, who is currently studying social science at Amsterdam University College, did her schooling at Forres Sandle Manor boarding school in Fordingbridge.
Her actual passion in life lies in dressage riding and she wants to pursue it for the rest of her life. "This is what I want to do the rest of my life, ride!" she had told Eurodressage in 2015.
Being a sponsored dressage rider, she has already won three such championships and is extremely attached to her horses.
When asked what she does with her money, she said, “I actually save all the time, I have always done.”
"I save when I get my weekly allowance, and I save the cash prizes I win in competitions or if I get money as a gift for my birthday. It means I can buy myself things I really want, like a bag or a pair of shoes, without having to ask mum or dad for money," Andresen told Ferd's corporate magazine in 2015.
Her family was in the tobacco industry and had a brand of their own called Tiedemanns which they later sold to Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni in 2005 for almost $500 million.