Anders Holch Povlsen is a Danish billionaire businessman, CEO, and founder. Further, he is the sole owner of the multinational retail clothing chain Bestseller, including Vero Moda and Jack & Jones. Moreover, the businessman also possesses the majority shareholder in a British online clothes store, “ASOS.com”.
He is also the largest private landowner in the United Kingdom and the second-largest shareholder in the German online clothing retailer Zalando. Unfortunately, he and his wife Ann Hoch Povlsen had to go through a huge tragedy when their three children was killed during the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo while they were holidaying there.
Caption: Anders Holch Povlsen and Anne
Anders Holch Povlsen: Bio, Family, Career
The businessman was born on 4 November 1972 in Ringkobing, Denmak to Danish parents. He was born as the son of parents Troels Holch Povlsen and Merete Bech Povlsen, both are involved in business. His family had first opened the clothing business in the year 1975 in a small Danish town of Brande and soon launched their outlets in different parts of country and then went internationally.
He started his career with his family business and later bought 10% stake in the German internet clothing retailer Zalando in 2013, becoming its third largest shareholder. Before that, in 2000, his father already made him the sole owner of Bestseller at the age of 28. Additionally, he has also 27% stake in the largest internet-only fashion retailer called ASOS.com.
Anders Holch Povlsen: Personal Life & Wife
He is a married man who has married Anne Stom-Pedersen. After marriage, she changed her surname to her husband’s last name Holch Povlsen. She is also a businesswoman and associated with her husband’s business as well. Further, the couple together owns brands like Jack & Jones and ASOS. Moreover, the couple first met while she was working in Sales at Bestsellers and sits on the Bestseller’s board of directors.
Together, the duo had welcomed four children from their marriage. They were three daughters: Agnes, Alma, Astrid, and one son Alfred. Unfortunately, they lost their three children Alma, Agnes, and Alfred at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, duirng the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings. They were kiled after the hotel was targeted in a series of cordinated Islamist terrorist suicide bombings, at the time, the family was on holidaying in Colombo. As of 11 March 2020, they had twin girls and family resides at Constantinsborg near Aarhus, Denmark.
Caption: Anders Holch Povlsen and wife Anne
Anders Holch Povlsen: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about his earning, without any doubt, the billionaire businessman has been making a hefty amount of wealth from his different business ventures. Further, he is also the largest landowner in Scotland, besides the Prince of Wales and Duke of Westminister, Huge Grosvenor. Therefore, he has an estimated net worth of around $7.9 billion.
Moreover, he was reported to own 221,000 acres of land in Scotland owning lands in Sutherland and Fort William. He owns and resides at the old Constantinsbrg Estate west of Aarhus in Denmark along with forests and farmland. Further, it seems that he is not active over different social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Anders Holch Povlsen: Body Measurements
He has an average body structure that stands to a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 82kg. Other than this there is no information on his body measurements of chest or biceps. He further has a black eyes color with a bald head from the front and silver-grey hair at the back while having a mustache and beard.