Tax information: The former director of the gaming company will be the most deserving in Finland in 2020

Mikko Kodisoja, the former game director and founder of the mobile gaming company Supercell, was the most profitable in Finland in 2020, according to the tax information published by the Tax Administration on Wednesday morning.

Kodisoja, who left Supercell last summer and founded the virtual production company Fireframe, earned € 93.5 million and paid more than € 33 million in taxes. The tax administration provides the media with information on the highest earners every year.

Co-founder and CEO of Supercell Ilkka Paananen, also reached the list of the highest earners and ranked second after Kodisoja with last year ‘s income of 86.7 million euros. Paananen, who paid more than 32 million euros in taxes, also rose to the top three in the previous year.

Heikki Herlin, whose family owns the international machine giant Konea, ranked third with annual revenues of EUR 28.3 million. Herlin owns shares in Cargotec, Alma Media and Oriola, among others.

Other high-income earners include Joni Kettunen, one of the founders of Firstbeat Technologies, which took home € 27.9 million, and Mikael Thuneberg, A founding member and CEO of Supermetrics, earning € 24.7 million in 2020.

Smart watch maker Garmin acquired Firstbeat Technologies last year, which develops physiological analytics technology for wearable devices, while Supermetrics monitors market data and includes Warner Bros. in its customer list. Entertainment and Dyson.

Open data this year

This year, about 2,300 people asked to be removed from the annual list of high-income earners provided by the tax authorities to the media.

The list contains tax information for Finns who have earned more than 100,000 euros. Last year, half of Finland’s highest earners were left out of the press at a separate request.

This year’s list is more comprehensive than the 2020s, when a court ruling ensured that tax authorities were required to notify media companies which taxpayers have requested removal from public lists.

The media can then specifically request information from those taxpayers and add it to their own public data sets.

Previously, the Tax Administration had deleted data from high-income earners who requested discretion. They will continue to do so, but will have to provide details if specifically requested.

Media organizations like Yle have set aside resources to go through a shy list of about 2,000 publicity high-income people and ask for their information with the goal of getting the material ready by Wednesday.

Source: The Nordic Page


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