Ben Woldring

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Ben Woldring
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Ben Woldring at a younger age.
Born (1985-02-06) February 6, 1985 (age 32)
Groningen
Occupation internet entrepreneur

Ben Woldring (born February 6, 1985 in Groningen[1] ) is a Dutch internet entrepreneur and millionaire from Usquert who first rose to fame in the fall of 1998 when, for a school assignment, he made a website where consumers could compare prices for mobile phone services. As a result, he appeared on television programmes like Kassa and the Jeugdjournaal. In 1999, the website Bellen.com registered its 100,000th visitor; a year later, Woldring started the company Bencom B.V. and hired his mother as an employee.[1] In 2003, he won Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award[1] and on November 14, 2006 he was named the best European Entrepreneur under 25 by Business Week.[2] He is also an ambassador for the Beatrix Kinderkliniek in Groningen and the Stichting voor het Gehandicapte Kind.[1] As of September 2009, he owns 9 price comparison websites, with the hotel comparison site LookingforBooking.com as his most recent project.

Woldring also wrote an autobiography, Ik Ben Internet-ondernemer!, published in 2000, in which he describes his life, explains his work and also gives advice.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d de Bie, Eric (2006-07-08). "Respect dwing je af als mensen zien dat je lef hebt". Brabants Dagblad (in Dutch). 
  2. ^ Reinhardt, Andy (November 14, 2006). "Europe's Best Young Entrepreneurs". Business Week. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  3. ^ Hooghiemstra, Daniela (January 20, 2001). "E-wonder te Usquert". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 2007-02-28.