In 2007, netia and novator announced that they are going to build a 4th mobile network in poland. Tapping into a ready supply of geothermal energy and cool temperatures, bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, a former banker and the countrys first billionaire, is trying to capture a slice of a rapidly growing market. Gideons trumpet is a movie based on a book by anthony lewis which tells the story behind the 1963 landmark court case of gideon vs. The autobiography of icelands first billionaire, ruined in the landsbanki collapse, is a gripping and.
Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson known internationally as thor bjorgolfsson, and colloquially in. I find it very difficult to take these missives seriously. His biggest triumph was the takeover of icelands secondlargest bank, landsbanki, but when financial meltdown hit in 2008, landsbanki crashed and burned, taking bjorgolfsson with it. Pamplona capital management is a londonbased investment fund, which in late 2007 entered a joint venture, according to the sicr, with straumur, an investment bank where bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson was the largest shareholder, chairman of the board and bjorgolfssonrelated companies were eventually the largest borrower sicr. Thor has also invested in some smaller startups, including zwift, an online platform that allows for indoor cycling, as well as beamup, deliveroo, mmo and, ccp games.
Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson ranked 350 among the worlds richest people in 2006. Thor bjorgolfsson is a selfstyled \\adventure capitalist\\ and was iceland\\s first billionaire. Forbes billionaire listing for icelander iceland monitor. Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson born 19 march 1967 in reykjavik, iceland, known internationally as thor bjorgolfsson, and colloquially in iceland as bjoggi, is an icelandic businessman and entrepreneur, and former chairman of straumurbur. Lessons on the world financial crisis from a small bankrupt island by roger boyes.
In order to establish his new empire, the 52yearold businessman. In june that year, a luxembourg lawyer, francis kass, appeared twice on the same day as a representative of two bvi companies, quenon investments ltd and shapburg ltd, both registered at the same. Now comes icelandic entrepreneur bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson with a gripping autobiography that describes not only his part in his homelands banking. How i made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what i learned on the way kindle edition by bjorgolfsson, thor. Group of victims of landsbanki luxembourg govollux. Despite all the crises, bjorgolfur thor did not let his mistake took over his life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It emerged on july 7 that gudmundsson and his son bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson had demanded that the new kaupthing bank write off nearly half. In the 2015 list, he ranks 1,415 th with an estimated. Thor bjorgolfsson is a selfstyled adventure capitalist and was icelands first billionaire.
Trailer for icelandic economy crash doc god bless iceland. Though the global financial crisis has spawned shoals of instant. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more. He made a fortune in eastern europe, lost a bank in 2008 and caused deutsche bank years of grief. Collins, gideons trumpet tells the story behind a basic right most americans now take for granted. Produced in 1980 by hallmark hall of fame production and directed by robert l.
This is revealed in a book coming out today about the rise and fall of wow air by stefan einar stefansson, financial news editor of morgunbla. Biz life thor bjorgolfsson chairman of novator credit. A lot of money goes to moneyheaven, shrugged bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, the londonbased investor who coowned 41% of icesaves parent bank, landsbanki. May 14, 2010 bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson cannot help but blame himself for not recognising the warning signs that were piling up. Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson embodies icelands volcanic rise and fall. Jon asgeir johannesson tells us that he cannot describe with words how i feel because of the mistakes i have made and their consequences. Samson is a holding company owned by bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, bjorgolfur gudmundsson and magnus thorsteinsson.
Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson biography thor bjorgolfsson. Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson invested in wow air iceland monitor. Icelandic tycoon criticizes former business partner. The book written, he admits, on the fly as a big yellow postit note to warn him not to let things get out of hand again starts with a confession. Its chairman, largest investor and eventually largest borrower was bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading billions to bust and back. And three years after starting to ghostwrite his story, my suggestion of book title.
Now comes icelandic entrepreneur bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson with a gripping. Thor bjorgolfsson became icelands first billionaire. In his book, billions to bust and back, bjorgolfur thor chronicles his time in st petersburg, detailing how criminal elements tried to intimidate him into. Thor bjorgolfsson, born on march 19th, 1967, is an icelandic entrepreneur and businessman, based in london. Iceland, russia and bayrock some facts, less fiction at. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Icelands sole billionaire thor bjorgolfsson owns stakes in such businesses as polish telecom play, which went public in 2017 and chilean telecom wom.
Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, the worlds richest people. Aug 28, 2011 bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson with his father and 50 cent. Mar 02, 2017 bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson um island i krisu og utrasina april 2008 duration. Thor has served as chairman of novator partners as well as of straumar investment bank. Dec 02, 2011 icelandic tycoon bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson is critical of his former business partner ingimar ingimarsson in an entry on his website because of his recentlypublished book sagan sem var. Horror filmmaker jim towns releases urban legends book. A confusing aspect of paper wealth is that it can increase or decrease across an entire economy, without any changes to the real economy. Icelands sole billionaire thor bjorgolfsson owns stakes in such businesses as.
Mar 06, 2010 a lot of money goes to moneyheaven, shrugged bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, the londonbased investor who coowned 41pc of icesaves parent bank, landsbanki. In fact, he is the only billionaire in all of iceland. Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson invested in wow air iceland. But as concern about risky banks spread around the world in 2007, britain saw a run on deposits at northern rock, and the government.
His memoir, billions to bust and back again, is selfcritical but unlikely to win him new friends in reykjavik. But then for it to hit the press that you were paid to go away. Media in category bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson the following 5 files are in this category, out of 5 total. After my first person experience of being in the eye of the storm when the. Mar 29, 2015 the book written, he admits, on the fly as a big yellow postit note to warn him not to let things get out of hand again starts with a confession. Rockefeller in order to crack icelandic society for zionists.
Bjorgolfur havardsson innovation manager nce seafood. Mar 06, 2010 when one of the billionaires behind the collapsed internet bank icesave in relations to a new film was asked what happened to all the money, his answer was astonishingly nonchalant. As of october 2019, forbes listed him as the richest person in iceland and the 1,116th richest in the world. How i made, lost and rebuilt a fortune, and what i learned on the way. Icelands only billionaire bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson. Mar 03, 2015 icelandic businessman and entrepreneur bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson has reentered the forbes billionaire list after a fiveyear absence. May 26, 2015 bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, the last remaining tycoon of the icelandic financial miracle, has announced that one of the most iconic buildings of downtown reykjavik, frikirkjuvegur 11, will soon disappear behind scaffolding, only to reemerge repaired and restored to its full glory. Icelands only billionaire bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson built. Join facebook to connect with bjorgolfur sigmar bjorgolfsson and others you may know. Bjorgolfur thor a lista forbes yfir rikustu menn i heimi visir.
Thats exactly what is happening to mariah carey as her exfiance james packer details their calledoff engagement and how he had to pay her to go away. He is a major shareholder in the telecom company play and in the chilean telecom company, wom. Its one thing to have a high profile relationship break up. Who is thor bjorgolfsson, icelands lone billionaire. In the book he argues that the most important thing an entrepreneur can do is to think positively. When one of the billionaires behind the collapsed internet bank icesave in relations to a new film was asked what happened to all the money, his answer was astonishingly nonchalant. He was first elected chairman of the board of landsbanki in february 2003 following the purchase by samson ltd.
May 28, 2019 bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, icelands wealthiest man, participated it wow airs bond issue, which was completed september 18 of last year, by contributing eur 3 million through his. But as concern about risky banks spread around the world in 2007, britain saw a run. Nobody has lost money faster than thor bjorgolfsson. May 03, 20 born in 1967, bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, better known internationally as thor pronounced tore bjorgolfsson, is the largest shareholder in actavis group hf. After years of multiple biological roles covering such diverse fields as biomass estimation and incage behaviour, smoltification, fish welfare, running and maintaining feeding systems, feeding and feeding behaviour and fouling, i have an extensive knowledge of the biological possibilities and challenges in modern salmonid farming. Dec 05, 2005 olafur johann and investment bank straumurburdaras, led by thoras son, bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, recently purchased a 34% stake in arvakur, the publisher of morgunbladid.
The latest resources and downloads for thor bjorgolfur. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. His grandfather, thor jensen, was one of icelands first. Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, fjarfestir og fyrrum utrasarvikingur, skrifar um. Bjorgolfur thor bjorgolfsson, and his father, the exowner of west ham fc, bjorgolfur gudmundsson two icelandic businessmen with close links to the countrys ruling independence party benefited from icelands move to privatize its banks in the early 1990s, despite the fact that mr gudmundsson. One of the best books on business ive read in the last decade.1209 1455 746 1507 1004 613 18 1157 323 154 893 1547 686 961 685 562 417 1273 398 1263 1091 21 545 1234 28 1358 1340 237 1557 1484 1392 755 1078 1117 336 77 625 165 141 586 131 1012 71 30 596 833