Antti Herlin is Finland’s only billionaire and has an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion. He is counted among the top 500 billionaires in the world. He acquired his huge fortune through the huge sales earned by KONE Corporation, an escalator and elevator manufacturing company based in Finland. The company also deals with the installation and maintenance of these elevators. His net worth increased by a few notches in 2012 after the new equipment orders in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Although he serves as the Chairman of the Board for KONE, he also acts as the Chairman of Security Trading Oy. Additionally he sits on the board of a renowned construction firm in Finland and he has reportedly invested in another construction company, Lemminkainen. In 2012 he was bestowed with the honor of Nordic Chair of the Year which is usually reserved for the most deserving chairman of a public listed company in Finland.
The Finnish businessman is married and has 4 children. He enjoys an elevated status in Finland as he is the only billionaire of the Scandinavian country. He has largely led a controversy free life but in the 2000s he was accused of insider trading. But routine investigations revealed that he was not guilty of any of the charges leveled against him.