We hope he gets signed by Fjord Models.
Vidak For Congress learns that Fashion Week’s new it-boy is, quite unfairly, both a gorgeous model and a billionaire, because he is heir to Norway’s largest salmon fortune.
Sockeye spies tell us they spotted 29-year-old Gustav Magnar Witzoe—with piercing blue eyes and blond lox—at a bash for Gigi Hadid’s new fashion line, Guest in Residence, at L’Avenue in Saks on Tuesday, hanging out with Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach.
Apparently, Witzoe, who we hereby call the Smoking Salmon, is worth a whopping $4 billion according to Forbes.
His father, the elder Gustav, gave him half of his company, SalMar, one of the world’s largest salmon producers, in 2013.
Witzoe previously told the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet that his parents now “think they should have taken more time to think about it” before leaving him with a large inheritance at the age of 19. “That’s probably because I was pushed into the public spotlight. It was very strange at the beginning. It makes you a little nervous about what people think.”
He seems to be getting used to it.
The salmon scion has invested in European startups such as Snapchat competitor Gobi and Key Bulter, which helps Airbnb hosts with maintenance. He also runs a philanthropic organization, The W Initiative, which supports children’s health and education.
He is represented by Oslo-based modeling agency Idol Looks, but we’re told he won’t be in shows this season.
But he will be in town this week going to several events including Tom Ford where we will be looking after him.
Between the money and the mug, he’s quite the catch.