Britain’s richest young entrepreneur can’t wait to get out of the European Union.
Alex Lovén, who has a net worth of £55 million, thinks the EU is close to collapse and "it’s better to be the first people out than the last people out."
He runs online sports retailer Net World Sports and wants the freedom to strike trade deals with countries outside of Europe.
Lovén added that Brussels is run by "faceless bureaucrats not making one discernible difference to people’s lives apart from telling them things they don’t want to hear."
He spoke to Business Insider after being named in the UK Tech 100, a ranking of the 100 coolest people in the UK tech industry.
Business Insider A thumping majority of young people in Britain would vote to cancel Brexit, according to an aggregate of recent Survation polls by the BBC . Alex Lovén is not your usual young person, however.
The 30-year-old is Britain’s richest young entrepreneur, boasting a net worth of £55 million. He also happens to be a staunch advocate of the UK leaving the European Union — both for the good of his business and the country.
Lovén revealed his gung-ho views in an interview with Business Insider after he was named one of the UK’s most influential people in tech for building his online retailer Net World Sports . He said he wants to get out of the European Union before it is too late and the bloc of 28 countries collapses.
"Brexit was right for the UK," said Lovén. "I firmly believe at some point the EU will cease to exist. Really, if you look at southern Europe, there are so many issues smouldering, whether it be Italy, whether it be somewhere else. If something’s going to collapse, it’s better to be the first people out than the last people out."He was referring to Italy’s ongoing budget crisis, which has seen its government clash with the European Union over its spending plans. Lovén added that Europe has shrunk as a percentage of the world economy. Some of Net World […]