Danish Billionaire, 304th richest in world, lost 3 children in Sri Lanka attacks

Danish retail billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen lost his three children in the Sri Lanka multiple explosions in Churches and hotels on Easter Sunday.

Communication manager of the Danish entrepreneur, Jesper Stubkier, confirmed three children of Anders were killed in the attacks.

Danish media writes Anders and his wife Anne have four children.

Anders own clothing company Bestseller and it is the biggest shareholder in British fashion retailer Asos (ASOMY) with more than 26 percent stake. The billionaire owns 10 percent stake in German online retailer Zalando too.

Declining to comment further Stubkier said it is time to respect privacy of the family.

Bloomberg Billionaires Index reveals Anders is worth $5.7 billion and he is the 304th richest person in the world with 2,700 Bestseller stores in seventy countries and 17,000 employees. His popular brands include Jack&Jones and Vero Moda.

Anders and his wife Anne are also among the biggest private landowners in Scotland. The two founded a conservation and sustainable development company in 2007 named Wildland.

Anders own clothing company Bestseller and it is the biggest shareholder in British fashion retailer Asos (ASOMY) with more than 26 percent stake.

It is learned the Wildland has acquired vast mountain areas in Romania to protect from urbanization, resource extraction, logging and other exploitation.

About three hundred people were killed on Sunday including 39 foreigners from countries like Australia, UK, Turkey and India when unclaimed group targeted several places of worship and hotels with suicide blasts.

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