The Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke was not born rich or came from a wealthy family. Before becoming the owner of almost the entire maritime fleet of the financial conglomerate Aker ASA and reaching a fortune estimated at almost 3,000 million dollars, Kjell was a fisherman.
“It’s part of my plan to get rid of a lot of my fortune; I want to give back to society and the world what they have given to me. This boat is for the people”
Røkke will build a 594-feet long research vessel that will work on the removal of plastics from the oceans in collaboration with the environmental organization WWF.