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Oil tanker tycoon Fredriksen tops rich list

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Oil tanker tycoon Fredriksen tops rich list
John Fredriksen - Heiko Junge Scanpix
11:46 CEST+02:00
Oil tanker tycoon John Fredriksen has once again bagged the top spot of Norway's billionaires list, after increasing his fortune by nearly a third on the back of a recovering shipping market.
The 69-year-old Cypriot citizen boosted his income from more than 69 billion kroner ($11bn) last year to 90 billion kroner ($15bn) in 2013, Kapital Magazine reported in its annual rich list. 
 
According to the magazine, Norway's 400 richest people are now 100 billion kroner ($17bn) richer than they were in 2012, with the country gaining 144 new billionaires. 
 
This year's biggest change was the relegation of oil rig baron Peter Smedvig from the top ten to make way for shipping magnate Arne Wilhelmsen, and Aker Soltutions owner Kjell Inge Røkke dropping one place to seventh in the list, making way for supermarkets tycoon Stein Erik Hagen.
 
Rank  Name                             2013   2012(position)
1        John Fredriksen             90.0   69.8 (1)
2        Olav Thon                      27.7    25.5 (2)
3       Johan Johannson           26.0    25.3 (3)
4        Odd Reitan                    25.2    24.3 (4) 
5       Johan Henrik Andresen 22.0    18.3 (5)
6       Stein Erik Hagen           13.8    12.4 (7)
7       Kjell Inge Røkke            12.9    12.5 (6)
8       Trond Mohn                   12.2     11.0 (8) 
9       Arne Wilhelmsen           10.2     8.2 (11)
9       Petter Anker Stordalen  10.2     9.3 (9)
 
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