Thor Bjorgolfsson
Name: Thor Bjorgolfsson
Real Name: Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson
Occupation: Diver
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 19, 1967
Age: 55
Birth Place: London, United Kingdom, Iceland
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Thor Bjorgolfsson

Thor Bjorgolfsson was born on March 19, 1967 in London, United Kingdom, Iceland (55 years old). Thor Bjorgolfsson is a Diver, zodiac sign: Aries. Nationality: Iceland. Approx. Net Worth: 2.2 billion USD (2020).

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2.2 billion USD (2020)
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# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Margrét Þóra Hallgrímsson Parents N/A N/A N/A
#2 Björgólfur Guðmundsson Parents N/A N/A N/A
#3 Kristín Ólafsdóttir Spouse N/A N/A N/A


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Graduating from the prestigious Commercial College of Iceland in 1987, he followed in the footsteps of some of his siblings and moved to the US, in a move he has portrayed as an attempt to escape an Iceland where he felt an outsider. He began higher education at the University of California, San Diego, later transferring to The Stern School of Business at New York University, graduating with a B.S. in Marketing in 1991.


While studying, Björgólfur Thor took a variety of vacation jobs, including managing events at Reykjavík's two biggest clubs: Tunglið and Skuggabarinn. As a result, in 1991, he met Kristín Ólafsdóttir, now a film-maker; they married in 2010. They have three children, Daniel (b. 2005), Lorenz (b. 2009), and Bentina (b. 2011). They currently live primarily in London, United Kingdom.

In 1991, Björgólfur Thor went to Russia along with his father and a friend, Magnús Þorsteinsson. The Icelandic businessmen, together with Russian partners, founded the bottling company Baltic Bottling Plant, which they sold to Pepsi. Next they founded a brewing company, originally called ООО "Торговый дом "РОСА" and eventually registered as Bravo International JSC by December 1997. Six companies registered in Limassol, Cyprus were responsible for establishing Bravo and Björgólfur Thor was president of all of them. Bravo Brewery became the fastest-growing brewery in Russia at the time, primarily through the production of the premium beer Botchkarov. Heineken bought the brewery for $325m in 2002.


In 2000, Russia opened an honorary consulate in Iceland. Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson was appointed Consul and Magnús Þorsteinsson was appointed Honorary Vice-Consul. The opening ceremony was held on March 10, 2000. In his book, Billions to Bust and Back, Björgólfur Thor chronicles his time in St Petersburg, detailing how criminal elements tried to intimidate him into giving them access to his business and explaining which security measures he relied on to prevent them from doing so.


After leaving Russia, Björgólfur Thor started investing in several Icelandic firms in 2002. By 2006, he was a celebrity for his business success, with an eight-page-long profile in the Sunday supplement of the Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið written about him.

Late in 2002, Björgólfur Thor and Björgólfur Guðmundsson's holding company Samson ehf. gained a 45% controlling share of Landsbanki, Iceland's second largest bank, for about ISK12m in a controversial privatization. The board was announced in February 2003, with the chairman being Björgólfur Thor's father.


Although Björgólfur Thor's fortunes were reduced by the financial crisis, leading him to cancel the construction of a £100m luxury yacht, he has continued to prosper overall. He has defended his reputation by disputing government and journalistic criticisms of his role in the 2008 financial crisis on his website, through letters to newspapers, and through legal action.


Two days after the publication of the Icelandic government report on the financial crisis on 12 April 2010, Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson issued a public apology in the Icelandic newspaper, Fréttablaðið, for his role in the crisis:


In December 2013, the website "The Automatic Earth" reported:


In 2015, Björgólfur Thor and his father were mentioned in the Panama Papers as having connections to at least 50 offshore companies in tax havens established through Mossack Fonseca.


In November 2017, Björgólfur Thor was named in the Paradise Papers together with Gísli Hjálmtýsson, Róbert Guðfinnsson, and a number of Iceland's National Power Company employees. The listed companies connected to Björgólfsson were registered in Bermuda.

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Currently, Thor Bjorgolfsson is 56 years, 2 months and 10 days old. Thor Bjorgolfsson will celebrate 57th birthday on a Tuesday 19th of March 2024.

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