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 62)
Residence Oslo, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Alma mater BI Norwegian Business School
Occupation Chairman, Orkla
Net worth $4.19 billion (June 2017)[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 stakes 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 BI Norwegian Business School). 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.[citation needed]

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]

In October 2015, Hagen came out on the Norwegian-Swedish talk show Skavlan. Later the same day he added that he was bisexual, and that his ex-wives and family have known about his sexuality for many years.[4]


  1. ^ "Stein Erik Hagen". Forbes. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  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
  4. ^ Haugan, Bjørn (2 October 2015). "Hagen sier ekskonene visste at han var bifil". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2 October 2015.