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The founder of IKEA died

The founder of IKEA died

28.01.2018
Tags: Europe, Business, Death, Sweden

The founder and owner of the Swedish company IKEA Ingvar Kamprad died at 92.

IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad died 27 January at his home in Småland, southern Sweden, Svenska Dagbladet reported on Sunday.

According to Wikipedia, Ingvar Kamprad was one of the richest people in the world, the founder of the company IKEA - a network of stores selling household goods. Ingvar began to engage in business as a child, selling matches to neighbors. Subsequently, he was engaged in selling fish, Christmas decorations, seeds, ballpoint pens and pencils. Ingvar founded an enterprise that later became IKEA when he was 17 years old, with money received as a gift from his father.

In 1994, personal letters of the Swedish fascist activist Pehr Engdahl were published, from which it became known that Kamprad from 1942 was a participant in his pro-Nazi group "Novoshvedskoye Motion". In addition, according to the State Security Service, he was a member of the Nazi Party "Swedish Socialist Assembly".

From 1973 to 2014, Kamprad, in protest over high Swedish taxes, lived in Switzerland.

According to the results of 2012, Bloomberg agency placed Kamprada on the fifth place among the richest people of the world, estimating his fortune at 42,9 billion dollars.

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