Sir Lanka attacks: Three children of billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen killed


The billionaire owner of the Bestseller clothing chain and Scotland’s biggest private landowner says three of his children were killed in the Sri Lanka terror attacks.

A spokesperson for dad-of-four Anders Holch Povlsen, 46, confirmed that three of the businessman’s children were among the dead.

Mr Povlsen, who reportedly has a net worth of £4.5bn, is the second-largest individual private landowner in the UK and Scotland’s largest private landowner.

Denmark’s richest man, who owns the Bestseller clothing chain and is the biggest stakeholder in, had recently told how he planned to restore the Scottish Highlands and leave all of his land to his kids when he dies.

Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that three Danes were killed in the bombings, with a spokesman for Mr Povlsen’s empire confirming that the victims were the billionaire’s children.

The Easter Sunday blasts at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed at least 290 people and wounded about 500.

Holidaymakers have been warned that “terrorist groups” are plotting more bomb attacks and possible targets include tourist sites, hotels, restaurants, airports and places of worship.

In a letter posted on his Wildland website just days ago, Mr Povlsen said he and his wife Anne planned to pass on their estates to their children in their wills.


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