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By Thor Bjorgolfsson

ISBN-10: 1781253692

ISBN-13: 9781781253694

Thor Bjorgolfsson is a self-styled experience capitalist with an habit to debt and an insatiable urge for food for enterprise bargains who turned Iceland's first billionaire. After 10 years constructing his monetary empire with alco-pops and beer within the lawless 'Wild East' of newly-capitalist Russia within the Nineteen Nineties, he moved directly to merging, floating, spinning off and privatising companies from Finland to Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and the Czech Republic. On his fortieth birthday, and price $3.5 billion, he was once sitting on best of the area; purely 250 humans in it have been richer than him. His such a lot surprising triumph used to be the takeover of Iceland's second-largest financial institution, Landsbanki - he had anticipated his investment's price to double or treble in 4 years, and as a substitute it rose ten-fold.

But whilst monetary meltdown hit Iceland in October 2008, Landsbanki crashed and burned, taking Bjorgolfsson with it. inside of yr he had misplaced 3.3 billion euros - 98.5% of his wealth - and used to be handled as a scapegoat in his local kingdom for supposedly bringing in regards to the catastrophe. confronted with appalling money owed, Bjorgolfsson has made sturdy on his provides to pay off his collectors, and on the age of forty seven is now a billionaire as soon as again.

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