Arne Wilhelmsen

Arne Wilhelmsen is a Norwegian businessman with a net worth of $1.6 billion. He is credited with co-founding one of the premier cruise companies in the world, the Royal Caribbean. The Royal Caribbean has 22 vessels in its kitty and organizes tours to 270 destinations across more than 70 countries. He is the 4th richest man in Norway and ranked #931 richest person in the world on the Forbes list. 

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The Harvard University graduate has a large stake in the cruise company although he has retired a long time ago. In 2003 his son Alex was made one of the Directors of the Royal Caribbean. Arne is also the owner of Linstow which is a large property development company in Norway. In 2008 Arne pocketed more than $500 million as China Oilfield Services acquired Awilco Offshore. He had a stake of 40% in the latter company which was ultimately sold for $2.5 billion. 

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Arne Wilhelmsen is now in his eighties and  he has truly achieved a lot in his life. He is married and has 3 children. It is amazing to know that he started his career as a shipping broker and ultimately founded the Royal Caribbean which is a household name today. The name of the cruise company comes to mind again and again whenever you think of the lovely Caribbean cruises. In short, he has changed the world of luxury cruises. 

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