Ben Woldring

Entrepreneur, TV Actor

1985 –


Who is Ben Woldring?

Ben Woldring is a Dutch internet entrepreneur and millionaire from Usquert who first rose to fame in the fall of 1998 when, for a school assignment, he made a website where consumers could compare prices for mobile phone services. As a result, he appeared on television programmes like Kassa and the Jeugdjournaal. In 1999, the website registered its 100,000th visitor; a year later, Woldring started the company Bencom B.V. and hired his mother as an employee. In 2003, he won Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award and on November 14, 2006 he was named the best European Entrepreneur under 25 by Business Week. He is also an ambassador for the Beatrix Kinderkliniek in Groningen and the Stichting voor het Gehandicapte Kind. As of September 2009, he owns 9 price comparison websites, with the hotel comparison site as his most recent project.

Woldring also wrote an autobiography, Ik Ben Internet-ondernemer!, published in 2000, in which he describes his life, explains his work and also gives advice.

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Feb 6, 1985
  • Netherlands

on July 23, 2013


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