Ingvar Kamprad

1926 - 2018

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Feodor Ingvar Kamprad (Swedish: [ˈɪ̌ŋːvar ˈkǎmːprad] (listen); 30 March 1926 – 27 January 2018) was a Swedish billionaire business magnate best known for founding IKEA, a multinational retail company specialising in furniture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ingvar Kamprad has received more than 2,268,982 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Ingvar Kamprad is the 8th most popular businessperson, the 13th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Businessperson.

Ingvar Kamprad is most famous for founding IKEA, a furniture company that sells affordable furniture.

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Among businesspeople, Ingvar Kamprad ranks 8 out of 604Before him are Howard Hughes, Pierre de Coubertin, Oskar Schindler, Cecil Rhodes, Warren Buffett, and John D. Rockefeller. After him are George Soros, Aristotle Onassis, David Rockefeller, Vince McMahon, Ray Kroc, and Sepp Blatter.

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Among people born in 1926, Ingvar Kamprad ranks 6Before him are Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, and Alfredo Di Stéfano. After him are Jiang Zemin, Leslie Nielsen, Chuck Berry, Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Among people deceased in 2018, Ingvar Kamprad ranks 4Before him are Stephen Hawking, George H. W. Bush, and Kofi Annan. After him are Stan Lee, Charles Aznavour, Montserrat Caballé, Miloš Forman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Aretha Franklin, Amos Oz, and Isao Takahata.

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Among people born in Sweden, Ingvar Kamprad ranks 13 out of 1,296Before him are Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Charles XII of Sweden (1682). After him are Ingrid Bergman (1915), August Strindberg (1849), Greta Garbo (1905), Bridget of Sweden (1303), Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), and Max von Sydow (1929).


Among businesspeople born in Sweden, Ingvar Kamprad ranks 1After him are Ivar Kreuger (1880), Ludvig Nobel (1831), Stefan Persson (1947), Anders Frisk (1963), Christian von Koenigsegg (1972), Niklas Zennström (1966), and Daniel Ek (1983).