Olav Thon - Fortune - Billionaire list

Olav Thon
Olav Thon (born 1923) is a self made norwegian real estate developer. He bought his first building in 1951 and opened his first restaurant in 1966. His company Olav Thon Gruppen owns 320 properties in Norway and 18 abroad, including 41 hotels, restaurants and pubs in Oslo, shopping centers, retail shops, a tobacco importer and even a manufacturer of raw ingredients for the soap and cosmetics industry

$1.2 billion as of 2005.
$1 billion as of 2004.