Denmark’s Richest Man, Anders Holch Povlsen Lost Three Kids In Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings

Denmark’s richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for Povlsen’s fashion firm said on Monday.

The Danish media reported that the family had been on holiday in Sri Lanka, however the spokesperson of the family denied to give any further details.

A series of bombings stuck Sri Lanka on the 21st of April targeting churches and hotels. The attacks killed 290 people and injured more than 500. Seven suicide bombers triggered the explosion.

Povlsen is the owner of fashion firm Bestseller, which includes brands like Vero Moda and Jack & Jones, and is the majority stakeholder in online retailer Asos while also holding a big stake in Zalando.

Holch Povlsen is worth US$ 5.7 billion, and the 304th richest person in the world. He is also the biggest private landowner in Scotland, he owns 1 percent of the total land in Scotland.

 Source : Various