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  • Date of publication: 31 August 2020
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  • The founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad died

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    In Sweden, founder of the IKEA furniture stores network Ingvar Kamprad died. This was reported by the company's representatives.

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In Sweden, founder of the IKEA furniture stores network Ingvar Kamprad died. This was reported by the company's representatives.

 

In Sweden, founder of the IKEA furniture stores network Ingvar Kamprad died. This was reported by the company's representatives.

"We lost our founder and close friend Ingvar," - said in an interview with the publication AFTONDLADET President and CEO, IKEA Group Jesper Brodin. The entrepreneur was 91 years old.

"Ingvard Kamprad was a true entrepreneur with a typical Swedish character. He was hardworking and stubborn, with a glint in his eyes and inner warmth, "the company's message quoted Reuters as saying .

Kamprad founded IKEA when he was 17 years old. An acronym composed of the initials of his own businessman (IK), the first letter of the name of his family farm Elmtaryd (E) and the Swedish village of Agunnaryd (A), where he was born. In 1987, he left the post of general director and until 2013 was a member of the board of directors of the company. Today IKEA operates in 49 countries: the network has 411 stores.

The state of Campbard and his family Forbes estimated at $ 3.5 billion In 1973, the entrepreneur left Sweden in protest against high taxes and moved to Switzerland. At home, he returned only in 2014 after the death of his wife. In autumn 2015, the founder of the network paid for the first time since 1973 an income tax in Sweden.

 

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