Philip Robert Odegard

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Philip Robert Odegard
Born (1981-10-12) October 12, 1981 (age 38)
NationalityNorwegian American
OccupationEntrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist
Known forFounder and President of Odegard Group and Odegard Foundation
Net worth$3.7 billion (January 2020)[1]

Philip Robert Odegard is a Norwegian American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and president of Odegard Group and Odegard Foundation.[2]


Odegard started his career by creating wealth through investments, medical-device software, telecom, artificial intelligence, and publishing.[3] Some of his notable investments include Tesla, Uber, and Spotify.[3]

In 1999, Odegard founded a private investment company known as "Odegard Group".[3] In 2013, he founded Aerial, a UAV (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle) company which was later acquired on June 7, 2017 for $724 Million.[4][5]

Odegard has been the chairman and Senior Executive of Genève since 2014. He is also the chairman of Switzerland Communications S.A. (SwissComs) since 2015.[1]

In 2016 Odegard founded "AI Medical Systems", a proprietary first-to-market algorithmic artificial intelligence and machine learning software for medical analysis and automation. [2] The software was later acquired in 2018 for $2.3 Billion.[1]

In 2019, Odegard founded the "Odegard Foundation", a think tank that works on addressing healthcare for revolutionary treatment and the advancement of human longevity.[1] He also founded the "Environmental Institute", a center for environmental research, education & outreach.[1]

Odegard is the owner of Tribune Publications, a media outfit he acquired in 2019.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Philip R. Odegard Net Worth". Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Revolutionizing Digital Media, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, and Transportation". Innovator Magazine. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Philip Odegard - Investor at Uber Technologies, Inc". Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Merrick Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire AI Medical Systems". 9 October 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  5. ^ "EriSat Reaches Agreement on Revised Terms to Acquire Aerial Source". 6 July 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Odegard Group Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Acquire Tribune Publications". 12 August 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2020.