Entrepreneur and investor Henrik Persson Ekdahl is a Norwegian millionaire who sits on board of several companies. He founded Optimizer Invest Ltd and he also holds shares of Gaming Innovation Group Inc. In 2017, Ekdahl became a billionaire, although only in Norwegian kroner. Henrik Persson Ekdahl’s net worth is currently estimated to be around $150 million but as his assets are for better part in company stocks, this number tends to fluctuate. Check out also the wealth of Marty Caffrey, Steve Gold, and Tyler Whitman.
Henrik was born in 1980. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Later, he received also a bachelor’s degree from University of Lincoln and finally MBA from Gothenborg school of Economics. Soon, after graduating from the latter, he started his first successful business.
He launched Best Games Holdings which were focusing on online betting and playing. Ekdahl made it to a dream finish line of many entrepreneurs in 2007 when his company went public on London and Frankfurt stock exchanges. After IPO, Henrik left the firm and focused on new things.
He remained in the similar field as his next endeavor called Betsafe was again about online gambling. Several other companies followed. Henrik Persson Ekdahl is currently a founder and a CEO of Optimizer Invest Ltd, an angel investment company focusing mainly on technological start-ups. Since he is approaching his investments from his own experience, he is more than qualified to spot great opportunities.
Henrik Persson Ekdahl net worth over the years
- 2017: $122 million
- 2018: $130 million
- 2019: $145 million
- 2020: $150 million
Sources of income, salary
Ekdahl is a true venture capitalist. He made most of his big money by creating companies from scratch and taking them public. And now, when his net worth is high enough, he helps other to achieve a similar dream from a position of an angel investor.
This means he steps in during early stages of the business development and uses his capital to make such a company into something way bigger.Through his investing firm, he owns shares in many interesting IT startups.
Henrik’s yacht Ascari
As a true billionaire, Henrik likes big yachts. An he owns an elegant and expensive model – Palmer Johnson 120. Gorgeous boat in metallic grey color belongs to the biggest head turners in every port. Its name is Ascari 1 and it has space for 10 guests. But it might no longer be in Henrik’s possession in 2020. In 2019, he shared on his Facebook profile, that he plans on selling the ship. The proceeds from the sale were promised to be donated for a cancer research. What a noble cause!
But he probably keeps going for exotic vacations from time to time. Like for example at the end of 2018 when Henrik spent some time in the Bahamas on a yacht called Safira. Renting a ship might be a better option if you don’t use your yacht all the time.