Ingvar Kamprad

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Birthday
30, 1926
Birthplace
Almhult, Sweden
Death Date
Jan 27, 2018 (91)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
30, 1926
Birthplace
Almhult, Sweden
Death Date
Jan 27, 2018 (91)

About

IKEA founder who was estimated to be the world's fifth richest man at one time.

Before Fame

He started his entrepreneurial career by buying matches wholesale and re-selling them at modest profits. This later expanded to selling fish, to decorations and more.

Trivia

He named his store IKEA, which was derived from his initials and the first letters of the town he grew up in.

Family Life

He married twice. His second wife died in 2011 from a disease that was kept from the media. He had four children named Peter, Mathias, Jonas and Annika.

Associated With

He was estimated to be worth more than Bill Gates by Swedish papers around the mid-2000s.