Katharina Gamlemshaug Andresen
21 May 1995
|Parent(s)||Johan H. Andresen Jr.|
|Relatives||Alexandra Andresen (sister)|
Katharina Gamlemshaug Andresen (born 21 May 1995)is a Norwegian heiress, and as of 2020, the world's third-youngest billionaire (US$ 1.1 billion) as reported by Forbes.
She is the daughter of Johan H. Andresen Jr., owner of Ferd AS, who, in 2007, transferred 42.2% ownership stakes each to Katharina and her sister Alexandra.She is the great-granddaughter of Johan H. Andresen, great-great-granddaughter of Johan Henrik Andresen and Anton Klaveness, and great-great-great-granddaughter of Nicolai Andresen. Johan Henrik was the brother of Nicolay August Andresen, and the uncle of Nils August Andresen Butenschøn.
In November 2017, Andresen was fined 250,000kr (US$27,000) for drunken driving.Andresen's blood-alcohol content was three times the legal limit. Alongside the fine, the sentence included a 13-month license suspension.
In 2019, she stated that she would be moving to London, England.
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