Celina Midelfart is a Norwegian socialite, astute businesswoman and heiress to her family’s business empire. She is also from the lineage of one of the founding fathers of Norway – one of the very few powerful men who put pen to paper to make the Norwegian constitution a reality.
She is a businesswoman who has been holding very tasking and senior management positions in her family business conglomerate since 1995. She is currently the Chairwoman of her family’s business and has been at the helm of its affairs, since 2000.
Celina Midelfart – Bio
Celina Midelfart was born on February 12, 1973, in Oslo, Norway, to a very wealthy family, and she grew up in affluence having all the best things life had to offer to such a privileged young girl.
Her father is Finn Erik Midelfart – who is a businessman, and one that took over the family’s business empire at the death of her grandfather; while her mother is Hermine Kristen Midelfart (nee Muhle). When her dad passed on, in 1995, her mother remarried a certain man named Nicholas Paus – who was a real estate investor, and a member of the respected Paus family in Norway; thus he became her stepfather.
There is no record or mention of Celina’s siblings at all, it is not known if she has other siblings or if she is an only child as of now. Being the daughter of a very wealthy businessman comes with a lot of privileges, one of which is access to the very best educational institutions anywhere in the world.
Celina Midelfart got admission to the prestigious London School of Economics, where she obtained a degree in Economics with Management, in 1996. Not quite done with her academic pursuits, she also transferred to the Stern School of Business of the New York University, in the United States of America, where she graduated from in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.
She was thrust with the position of leadership of her family’s business in 1995, when her father, Finn-Erik, sadly passed away. Celina Midelfart became the Chairwoman of Midelfart AS – the beauty and health care arm of her family’s business in 1995 and ran it’s affairs for a while till some or most of the business units of the company were sold to both Midsona AB and Procter & Gamble conglomerate respectively.
In the year 2000, Celina Midelfart having cut her teeth in business became the Executive Chairwoman of her family’s parent group of companies – Midelfart Holdings AS and has been piloting it’s affairs successfully over the years.
She also has her own personal company called Miidelfart Capital AS – an investment company, where she has been the Executive Chairperson of the company since it’s inception.
The Norwegian beauty is also a board member and a substantial shareholder of Avida AB – a Swedish commercial bank. She also has very sizable shares in some other companies both in her native country, Norway and around the world.
Her net worth is not known, but by virtue of the top positions she holds currently, and the shares held, she should be worth several hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars.
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Personal Life of The Norwegian Businesswoman
Celina Midelfart has a very interesting relationship life and has been known to have dated only men of substance in the past, with all of them ranking high on The Forbes List of Richest Billionaires in the World. Let us look at her current and past relationships in more details.
Celina began seeing a Norwegian business tycoon, Tor Olav Troim, around 2005 to 2008, and by the year 2009, their relationship had progressed well enough, as they became engaged. In 2011, Celina gave birth to the couple’s only child so far. The couple has since moved from their native country, Norway, to England, and are living in Chelsea.
Tor Troim was born in 1963, and he is a qualified Engineer and CEO of DNO AS – a Norwegian Oil Company. He has interests in several other businesses as well, in partnership with his business partner, John Fredriksen.
Celina Midelfart has only dated billionaires in the United States and in Norway, some of whom are; Donald Trump with whom she crossed paths with as a result of being a tenant in one of his properties – Trump Towers. Funny, she was the date Donald Trump was with at the Kit Kat Club party in 1998, where he reportedly met his current wife, Melania.
Another personality she had been romantically linked with, in the past is Kjell Inge Rocke, who she dated for a while in Norway. Kjell was born in 1958, and is one of the richest men in Norway, with a net worth of $ 2.4 billion, according to Forbes.
Celina Midelfart also had a love affair with yet another Norwegian business mogul Ole, Robert Reitan, son of Norwegian business titan – Odd Reitan, and a co-owner of the Reitan Group, a conglomerate worth more than $12 billion. Petter Stordalen is not exempted from those who have graced the arm of the beauty. He is reportedly worth about $ 1.2 billion and has interests in hotel and supermarket chains, property development and several other investments.