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Anders Holch Povlsen

Facts About Anders Holch Povlsen

Celebrated Name Anders Holch Povlsen
Age 49 Years Old
Nick Name Povlsen
Birth Name Anders Holch Povlsen
Birth Date 1972-11-04
Gender Male
Profession CEO
Birth Nation Denmark
Nationality Danish
Place Of Birth Ringkobing
University Anglia Ruskin University
Horoscope Sagittarius
Ethnicity Mixed
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 90 Kg
Marital Status Married
Spouse Anne Storm-Pedersen
Children 4; Agnes, Alma & Astrid and Alfred
Net Worth US $7.9 B
Religion Christian
Body Measurement Unknown
Father Troels Holch Povlsen
Mother Merete Bech Povlsen
Residence Aarhus, Denmark

Anders Holch Povlsen is a Danish billionaire. He is the CEO and sole owner of the international clothes retailer chain Bestseller. Bestseller includes Vero Moda and Jack&Jones. The company was founded by his parents. His is also the largest shareholder in the British Internet clothes retailer, and second-largest in German internet clothes retailer Zalando. He is the largest individual private landowner in the UK and Scotland's largest private landowner. 

He was the richest Dane according to Forbes in 2018.

Three of four children of Danish billionaire Ander Holch Povlsen killed in Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Ander Holch Povlsen, wealthiest man of Denmark is grieving the loss of three of his four children. Three of four children of his were killed in a series of bombings in Sri Lanka in April 2019. His family went to Sri Lanka on a vacation. 

Sri Lanka suffered a series of bombings on Easter, where suicide bombers targeted churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka. The bombings killed at least 290 people. 

Ander Holch is the richest man in Denmark with a net worth of $7.9 billion. He is also the largest landowner in Scotland. 

What is Anders Holch Povlsen Famous For?

- Richest Dane according to Forbes in 2018. 

- CEO and sole owner of the international clothes retailer chain Bestseller. 

Where was Anders Holch Povlsen Born?

Anders Holch Povlsen was born in 4 November 1972. He was born to a father, Troels Holch Povlsen, and a mother, Merete Bech Povlsen. His birth place is in Ringkobing in Denmark. He holds Danish nationality. Information about his early life and education is currently unavailable.


His parents opened a clothing store in 1975 in Brande, Denmark.

The soon opened other outlets.

His father made him the sole owner of Bestseller in 2000. He was only 28 years old at the time. 

He is the CEO of Bestseller.

The family also has an interest, along with two Danish partners, in Bestseller Fashion Group China, a company that designs its own collections for 5,000 stores in China. 

He bought a 10% stake in the German internet clothes retailer Zalando making him the third largest shareholder. 

He also has a 27% stake in the largest UK internet-only fashion retailer,


It was reported in 2019 that he owns 221,000 acres of land in Scotland, making him the largest landowner. 

He also owns lands in Sutherland, Inverness-shire, Glenfeshie Estate, Killiehuntly, and Fort William. 

He bought Aldourie Castle on the banks of Loch Ness for 15 million pounds in 2015. 

He has bought land in Romania's Carpathian Mountains to create a wilderness reserve for the surviving wolves, bears, and lynx. 

He plans to combine his adjoining estates and re-wild them. 

- He is the largest landowners in Scotland ahead of Prince of Wales and Duke of Westminister, Hugh Grosvenor. 

Who is Anders Holch Povlsen married to?

Anders Holch Povlsen


Anders Holch Povlsen is a married man. He is married to Anne Storm-Pedersen. He had 4 children, Agnes, Alma, Astrid, and Alfred. 3 of his children were killed in the Sri Lanka Easter bombings in 2019. The family was on holiday there when the incident occurred. 

He lives with his family at the old Constantinsbor Estate west of Aarhus, Denmark. 

What is Anders Holch Polvsen Net Worth?

He is one of the richest billionaires in Denmark. He was the richest Dane in 2018. He runs his own family business and also has stakes at several companies. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $7.9 billion.

Did You Know?

  • He is the largest landowners in Scotland ahead of Prince of Wales and Duke of Westminister, Hugh Grosvenor.