The married millionaire ex-Wonga boss, 52, “dumps his wife as a Ukrainian refugee and moves into a pool house with his mistress across from the family home on the Surrey estate just weeks after she fled Putin’s tanks”
- Haakon Overli, 52, from Surrey, is said to have left his family home
- The multimillionaire investor has been actively lobbying politicians to help Ukrainian refugees
- The entrepreneur is a former director of the disgraced payday loan company Wonga
A former boss of disgraced payday loan company Wonga has reportedly dumped his wife over a Ukrainian refugee.
Investor and dot-com entrepreneur Haakon Overli, 52, is said to have started a love affair with the Eastern European after taking her into the family home in Surrey after the Russian invasion.
But the married millionaire apparently left his wife for the Ukrainian and moved with her to the pool house on the estate, according to The Sun.
Haakon Overli, 52, is said to have started a love affair with the Eastern European after taking her into the family home in Surrey after the Russian invasion
Norwegian-born Overli, who studies mathematics at the University of Oslo and also has an economics degree from Durham University, made his living in the early years of the dot-com boom after founding online stockbroker Self Trade.
The company went public in April 2000 and sold for more than £900m in October of the same year.
In 2008 he was also a director at controversial British payday loan company Wonga for a year.
Norwegian-born Overli has been active on Twitter to support the plight of Ukrainian refugees (refugee picture dated March 19 this year)
The company went into administration in 2018 after being heavily criticized by politicians, including Labor Party leader Ed Miliband, as a leading example of “predatory lending” for making loans to people who could never have repaid them .
Wonga also charged interest at APR, which equaled a staggering 1,509%.
In the years following his time at Wonga, Overli co-founded Dawn Capital, which bills itself as Europe’s largest specialist business-to-business software investor.