Stein Erik Hagen

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Stein Erik Hagen
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Stein Erik Hagen
Born (1956-07-22) 22 July 1956 (age 58)
Residence Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Alma mater Norwegian School of Management
Occupation Chairman, Orkla
Net worth $4.3 billion (January 2015)[1]
Children 4

Stein Erik Hagen (born 22 July 1956) is a Norwegian businessman. He is Chairman of Orkla, where he is a major shareholder, and holds large ostakes in Steen & Strøm, Jernia and Komplett through his family company Canica. According to the news magazine Kapital, Hagen is worth NOK 24 billion, making him the second richest person in Norway.


Hagen is educated at Kjøpmannsinsituttet (now part of the Norwegian School of Management). He founded the RIMI discount store chain along with his father in the 1970s, and retained ownership until the 2000s, when he sold to Swedish ICA and Ahold. Most of the Money was ploughed into Orkla. Hagen reportedly owns one of the biggest sailboats in Europe and used to own his own island in the Caribbean, which he has sold.

He provided financial support to the Liberal Party in the 2005 Norwegian election and to the Liberal Party, Christian Democratic Party, Conservative Party and Progress Party in 2006.[citation needed]

Private life[edit]

Stein Erik Hagen has three children from his first marriage and a son from a later relationship.[2] In 2004 he married Mille-Marie Treschow, the couple announced in 2012 that they were separating.[3]


  1. ^ "Stein Erik Hagen". Forbes. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Ellen Limstrand: Kjendisekteskap ryker oftere Verdens Gang, 8 August 2003
  3. ^ Ida Grieg Riisnæs and Bente Bjørndal: Tar ut separasjon Dagens Næringsliv, 8 August 2012

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