Gustav Magnar Witzoe is one of the youngest billionaires in the world and is also one of the richest people in Norway.
But in addition to his staggering fortune of $ A4.3 billion – the result of his family's salmon empire, Salmar ASA – he is also building a successful career in its own right.
Mr. Witzoe initially signed a professional contract with the main Norwegian model agency, Team Models, and is now on the books of the international agency The next models around the world.
The 26-year-old boasts a 110,000 following on Instagram and regularly shares professional modeling shots on the platform and happy shots taken from exotic locations around the world, including Dubai, New York and London.
The young model entered an extraordinary fortune in 2013 at the age of only 19, when his father Gustav delivered a 47% stake in Salmar ASA.
Presumably it was done in order to avoid a large tax bill on inheritances – echoing a decision made by fellow Norwegian billionaire Johan Andresen who delivered over 80% of his highly successful investment company Ferd to his daughters Alexandra and Katharina in 2007.
Mr. Witzoe immediately became the youngest male billionaire and the third youngest billionaire in the world, behind the Andresen sisters.
Salmar ASA was founded in 1991 by senior Witzoe – who still runs the company – and is now one of the largest salmon producers on the planet.
He also has a large stake in the Scottish Sea Farms, which is the second largest salmon farmer in the UK.
Second Forbes, the company has "guided the industrialization of fish farming in Norway, perfecting the product in more sophisticated cuts with higher margins".
Mr. Witzoe was born February 8, 1993 in Frøya, a small island connected to the mainland by a tunnel, by parents Gustav and Oddny Witzoe.
Not much is known about his childhood, but shortly after completing high school he was briefly imprisoned for two weeks after being arrested and accused of driving 116 km in an area of 60 km.
While Mr. Witzoe is involved in Salmar – his Instagram account shows he has attended council meetings in the past – he told the local newspaper Dagbladet in a long profile last June he was in no hurry to take over the company.
"You can't just ask to be the head of such a big organization," he told the publication, as translated by Business Insider.
"You must be suited to this. If there are alternatives, the best man or woman must get the job. C & # 39; s so much at stake: values, jobs, crucial factors ".
He also opened to his parents' regret for having put him in the spotlight at such a tender age.
"They believe they should have spent more time thinking about it," he said.
"This is probably due to the fact that I was pushed to the fore. At the beginning it was very strange. It makes you a little nervous about what people think."
Witzoe has also invested in technology and real estate start-ups over the years, and previously worked for MGM Property.
He has invested in both Snapchat's rival Gobi and in Keybutler, an app that helps Airbnb hosts.
Mr. Witzoe is a lover of high fashion and is regularly seen in the forefront of Norway's best fashion shows.
According to his Instagram account, he is also a passionate traveler and dog lover, regularly publishing shots of his beloved staffordshire bull terrier.
He also seems to enjoy golf, skiing, sailing and other outdoor activities.
He is notoriously close to his parents and wears a tattoo on his arm with the words "My real heroes".