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Ivar Kreuger

1880 - 1932

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Ivar Kreuger (Swedish: [ˈǐːvar ˈkry̌ːɡɛr]; 2 March 1880 – 12 March 1932) was a Swedish civil engineer, financier, entrepreneur and industrialist. In 1908, he co-founded the construction company Kreuger & Toll Byggnads AB, which specialized in new building techniques. By aggressive investments and innovative financial instruments, he built a global match and financial empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivar Kreuger has received more than 398,116 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Ivar Kreuger is the 237th most popular businessperson (down from 201st in 2019), the 292nd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 283rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Ivar Kreuger ranks 237 out of 601Before him are Morris Chang, Toto Wolff, Rosalía Mera, Hans Wilsdorf, Vagit Alekperov, and Daniel Peter. After him are Max Factor, Julius Maggi, David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, Katharine Graham, David Packard, and John C. Bogle.

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Among people born in 1880, Ivar Kreuger ranks 73Before him are Yōsuke Matsuoka, Fethi Okyar, Lincoln Ellsworth, Osami Nagano, Nikolaj Velimirović, and Volodymyr Vynnychenko. After him are Hermann von Keyserling, Eric Campbell, Jan Kubelík, Arnold Gesell, Sholem Asch, and Marie Stopes. Among people deceased in 1932, Ivar Kreuger ranks 46Before him are King C. Gillette, René-Louis Baire, Guillaume Bigourdan, Émile Friant, Nureddin Pasha, and Ramon Casas. After him are Emil Orlík, Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Kenneth Grahame, Alajos Szokolyi, Hovannes Adamian, and José Félix Uriburu.

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Among people born in Sweden, Ivar Kreuger ranks 292 out of 1,612Before him are Allan Edwall (1924), Anette Olzon (1971), Jan Troell (1931), Pernilla August (1958), Otto Nordenskjöld (1869), and Thomas Ravelli (1959). After him are Prince Oscar Bernadotte (1859), Mikkey Dee (1963), Jan-Ove Waldner (1965), Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken (1616), Johannes Magnus (1488), and Anna Vasa of Sweden (1568).


Among businesspeople born in Sweden, Ivar Kreuger ranks 2Before him are Ingvar Kamprad (1926). After him are Ludvig Nobel (1831), Stefan Persson (1947), Anders Frisk (1963), Christian von Koenigsegg (1972), Niklas Zennström (1966), and Daniel Ek (1983).