Former US President Bill Clinton (L) and Aker chairman Kjell Inge Roekke, one of the richest men in Norway, are seen aboard the latter's shrimp trawler at the harbour just outside Oslo's Town Hall, 24 May 2007. Clinton and Roekke held talks on fishing.

A former-fisherman-turned-billionaire from Norway known for being a ruthless businessman now says he plans to give most of his wealth away.
Kjell Inge Roekke is the tenth-richest man in Norway, with a net worth over $2 billion. In an interview with Oslo’s Aftenposen newspaper published Tuesday, he revealed plans to bequeath his holdings in ways that can benefit society, starting with a state-of-the-art ship that will perform marine research.
“Sea covers 70 percent of Earth’s surface and much is not researched,” he said. Among other things, Roekke’s ship will remove up to five tons of plastic daily from the ocean and melt it down so it can do no harm.
The path to wealth for Roekke, 55, is a fascinating story. He was born in a small town on Norway’s west coast. Suffering from dyslexia, he dropped out of high school and moved to Seattle to catch pollock and crab.
Thereafter, he developed what …
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