Andreas Halvorsen is an entrepreneur and hedge fund executive of Norwegian descent. He spent seven years at Tiger Management and was very successful there. In 1999 he launched the $18 billion hedge fund, Viking Global Investors. AT present he is the CEO of this Connecticut based Hedge Fund.
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As of 2012, Viking had in excess of $16 billion under management. Halvorsen has been very consistent and he was always ranked among the top hedge fund managers. In fact, he is the protégé of Julian Robertson, the renowned hedge fund manager. In 2012 the fund of the Viking Global Equities appreciated by 12.8%. Some of his biggest positions included Time Warner and Visa.
Andreas Halvorsen is the 5th richest man in Norway and he is an alumnus of Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Naval Academy and served in the Norwegian SEAL team. He is also one of the trustees for Williams College from where he passed out in 1986. He lives with his wife and 3 children at Darien in Connecticut. The 52-year old businessman has a net worth of $1.3 billion (as of March 2013) and is on the Forbes list of billionaires at #1107.
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