Kjell Inge Røkke (born 25 October 1958 in Molde) is a Norwegian businessman and among the richest people in Norway, controlling the Norwegian company Aker Solutions. He was also a joint owner of Wimbledon Football Club and involved in the controversial relocation of the team from London to Milton Keynes.
Røkke started out as a fisherman aged 18, and has no secondary or higher education.For several years, he worked on fishing trawlers in Alaska. Røkke was based in Seattle, Washington in the 1980s, owning and operating American Seafood Company. In the early 1990s, he returned to Norway, buying and restructuring various companies.
In 2008, Røkke was considered to be the seventh richest person in Norway, with a fortune of NOK 12.5 billion, approximately 2.2 billion U.S. dollars.
Røkke suffers from dyslexia, but claims that it has helped him to his success