Petter Anker Stordalen is a Norwegian investor, hotel "tycoon", property developer and a self-proclaimed environmentalist. He has an estimated personal net worth of NOK 7-11 billion (USD 1.2 bn according to Forbes list of billionaires 2012 ) stemming from investments in hotels, shopping centers and properties. Stordalen is a self-made business man. Stordalen owns Strawberry, a corporate group consisting of ten companies operating in real estate, finance, hotels and art. Through Strawberry Hospitality Group, Stordalen owns Nordic Choice Hotels, consisting of 190 hotels and employing 13 000 people. In the later stages of his career, Stordalen has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors together with his wife, doctor and environmentalist Gunhild Anker Stordalen, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations within environment/climate change and scientific research programs through The Stordalen Foundation, established in 2011.