A 25-Year-Old Instagram Model Just Became The World's Youngest Billionaire

Source - At 25 years old, Gustav Magnar Witzoe of Norway is the world’s youngest male billionaire, according to Forbes.

He’s also the third-youngest billionaire on Earth, after two women from his home country.

Most of his $3.1 billion came from his family’s Norwegian fishing empire, Salmar ASA, which is one of the world’s largest producers of salmon. In 2013, his father, Gustav Witzoe, gave him a stake in the company he founded.

But the blond scion, from the island of Frøya outside Trondheimnot, isn’t interested in taking over his father’s company.

Instead, Gustav is busy pursuing a modeling career. He’s signed with Norway’s Team Models and frequently posts Instagram photos of himself jet-setting to ultra-luxe destinations for his 69,000 followers.

I get it. Why would you want to take over a stinky Norwegian fish business when you can reap the same benefits by flexing on the Gram? To impress your parents? Fuck that, he’s already got the money. If I were him I’d be doing the exact same thing. I mean, look at this kid’s face life.

All he does is pose in exotic places. He’s like a metrosexual European Kardashian DJ. He could use some help in the filtering department, but I’m not going to say anything on the off chance we end up falling in love. I wouldn’t want to upset my gravy train before it arrives. Although I guess I don’t have anything to worry about considering I’m sitting on tonight’s winning lottery ticket.

My favorite part of this story is Gustav’s reasoning for not taking over the family business.

“You can’t just demand to be the boss of such a big organization,” he told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet in June, as translated by Business Insider. “You have be suited to it. If there are alternatives, the best man or woman must get the job. There is so much at stake: values, jobs, crucial factors.”

You can’t really argue with the, “I’m not qualified and I don’t want to fuck it up” angle. At least he’s got some self awareness.