The Norwegian billionaire Olav Thon, 95, eventually marries his girlfriend, 79, after a relationship of more than three decades, while his wife fought against Alzheimer's disease
- Norway's richest person, Olav Thon, 95, married Sissel Berdal Haga, 79, in Oslo
- Thon is the 198th richest person in the world with a net worth of $ 6 billion from 2013
- Surrendered much of his assets to charity in February 2014, now worth $ 1 billion
- Married Sissel, whom he has known for 30 years on the roof of his first hotel
Norway's richest man Olav Thon is finally married to his long-term partner, after a relationship of more than three decades.
The 95-year-old made $ 6 billion with the largest private real estate company in Norway, with 450 homes, including 60 hotels.
He married Sissel Berdal Haga during a ceremony on the roof of his first hotel, Hotel Bristol, in the capital of the country of Oslo.
The couple is believed to have been together for 35 years, with Olav still married to his first wife – who died last year after a lengthy fight against Alzheimer's.
Billionaire businessman Olav Thon, 95, married his 35-year-old Sissel Berdal Haga today in a ceremony in Oslo
The couple beamed as they waved to the bustle on the red carpet after the ceremony outside the Hotel Bristol.
The couple, both of whom had been married before, are thought to have been courtiers for more than 30 years.
Olav & # 39; s wife, Inger Johanne Thon, died last year after a long battle with illness.
Despite the traditional formality of the occasion, Olav wore his usual orange hat, which he seldom sees outside, for the ceremony.
Sissel, 79, dumped the traditional white dress and wore a bright yellow custom two-piece for the wedding
The 95-year-old, walking with a cane, chuckled as he waved at crowds of people who had gathered outside his first hotel.
He brought the hotel in the 1970s and allegedly describes the Bristol as a second home for him.
Sissel closed tradition and wore a yellow custom two-piece for the event, matching her beau with a bright orange hat.
The bride, who trained like a judge, is often depicted in the bright color.
She also wore a small bouquet of orange flowers and beamed at her new husband while posing for photos.
The couple wore matching orange hats for the ceremony and beamed as they waved at crowds of people outside the Hotel Bristol in Oslo
It is assumed that the & # 39; express & # 39; ceremony was performed by the mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen, for 200 guests and lasted only 20 minutes.
In 2013, Forbes named Olav the 198th richest person in the world with a net assets of $ 6 billion from 2013.
In the same year he founded the Olav Thon Foundation, which focuses on supporting mathematical and natural science research and non-profit initiatives.
One of the most important causes of the foundation is supporting research into dementia and Alzheimer's.
As such, from February 2014, Olav was only worth $ 1 billion.
Meanwhile, Sissel is also married and has three adult children.
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