|Who is it?
|Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Viking Global Investors
|Darien, Connecticut, Norway
|63 YEARS OLD
|Darien, Connecticut, U.S.
|Williams College Stanford University
|Investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist
|Founding and leading Viking Global Investors
Andreas Halvorsen, the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Viking Global Investors in Norway, is a renowned figure in the world of finance. With an extensive career in investment management, Halvorsen has successfully built a name for himself as an astute investor. His net worth is estimated to reach an impressive $5.9 billion by 2024. This substantial accumulation of wealth is a testament to his exceptional skills and expertise in navigating the financial markets. Halvorsen's entrepreneurial spirit and strategic vision have propelled Viking Global Investors' success, establishing it as a prominent investment firm.
Halvorsen attended Williams College, where he was a member of the ski team, and graduated in 1986 with a degree in economics. He went on to receive his MBA from the Stanford University School of Business in 1990. At Stanford, he received the Alexander A. Robichek Student Achievement Award in Finance and was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Halvorsen is now on Williams' Board of Trustees.
In 1999, Halvorsen left Tiger to co-found Viking Global Investors, an investment firm managing in excess of $30 billion capital, of which he is currently the CEO, alongside David Ott and Brian Olson. Halvorsen, Ott, and Olson are part of the group known as "Tiger Cubs," former employees of Julian Robertson's Tiger Management Corporation now working as hedge fund managers on their own. Viking Global's main operations cover public equity and hedge funds on the international market.