Sunday, 24 November 2013

1. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

Posted at  01:04  |  in  Richest Man in Denmark

  •  Net Worth: $7.3 B                                                                      
  •  Source of Wealth:  Lego
  •  Citizen: Denmark
  •  Age: 65

Born in Billund, Mr. Kjeld Kristiansen is the wealthiest Danish man in the world. His gigantic net worth is because of his company LEGO. LEGO manufactures toys and according to Bloomberg, it is the largest toymaker in terms of net income and operating income. It is a privately-held company. Mr Kjeld and his children own the LEGO entirely.  His children Sofie Kiaer , Thomas  and Agnete Thinggaard own 37 percent stake in the firm which was started by his grandfather.

In 2012, his company earned around $4.04 Billions in revenues. Mr. Kjeld Kirk was the President as well as CEO of LEGO Group from 1979 to 2004. As of today, he remains one of the members of Board of Directors. His majority stakes in the company make him the richest Danish man on Earth.

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