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# 392 Andreas Halvorsen $6.15B

Random fact: Graduated from Williams College where he was on the ski team.


Halvorsen is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Viking Global Investors, a closely held hedge fund. The Greenwich, Connecticut-based firm has offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong. It mainly invests in public and private equity interests and has about $37 billion in assets under management.

As of :
Last change +$2.66M ( +0.0%)
YTD change +$19.0M ( +0.3%)
Biggest asset Assets in Viking Global
Country / Region Norway
Age 62
Industry Finance
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The majority of Halvorsen's fortune is derived from Viking Global Investors, the hedge fund he co-founded in 1999. Viking has about $37 billion in assets under management as of June 2022, according to a Bloomberg News report.

Halvorsen has about $6 billion invested in Viking funds, based on an analysis of the firm's March 2022 form ADV filing and its performance through the first half of 2022.

Halvorsen also owns half of Viking, according to SEC filings. His stake is valued using the average price-to-assets under management multiple of publicly traded peers. A 25% discount is applied to reflect 'key-man risk'. Halvorsen's calculated cash holdings are deducted from the asset under managements used to calculate value of his company to avoid double counting.

Rose Shabet, chief operating officer at Viking, declined to comment in February 2022.


Family: Married, No children

Ole Andreas Halvorsen was born in 1961 in Norway. He graduated from the Norwegian Naval Academy before fulfilling his country's mandatory military service in the MJK, a special forces branch similar to the U.S. Navy Seals.

He studied economics at Williams College, then completed an MBA at Stanford University. After receiving his MBA he joined Morgan Stanley as an investment banker. He later joined hedge fund firm Tiger Management.

Halvorsen left to co-found his own hedge fund, Viking Global, in 1999. In 2020, LCH Investments, a fund of hedge funds, estimated that Viking Global made its investors more than $29 billion in profits over its 20 years of operations.

  • 1961 Ole Andreas Halvorsen is born.
  • 1990 Obtains an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
  • 1999 Viking Global Investors is founded.
  • 2000 Viking achieves a 89% gain in second year.