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Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

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Net worth 2018: $5.49 Billion
Industry: Manufacturing
Residence: Billund, Denmark
Country: Denmark
BirthDay: 27 December 1947
Sigh: Capricorn
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Aarhus Business School; Master of Business Administration, International Institute for Management and Development
BIOGRAPHY

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was bornon 27 December 1947 in Billund, Denmark, Denmark. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen is #361 in List Billionaires People In The World. Third-generation owner of Lego, he ran the toy company known for its interlocking plastic bricks from 1979 to 2004. He and his three grown children hold a 75% stake in $2 billion (sales) business. His son Thomas is Lego's vice-chairman. His grandfather Ole started making wooden toys in his workshop in 1932. Kristiansen has a 30% stake in Merlin Entertainment, owner of Madame Tussauds, and invests in real estate, wind farms.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2.1 Billion

2010

$3.5 Billion

2011

$4.7 Billion

2012

$6 Billion

2013

$7.3 Billion

2014

$10.2 Billion

2015

$9.7 Billion

2016

$13.1 Billion

2017

$21.1 Billion

2018

$5.49 Billion

When children play games or build their own creations in the physical world, they actively challenge both the laws of nature and intellectual and physical limits.

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
TIMELINE
2004

In 2004, he stepped down as president and CEO to focus on his role as owner of the Lego Group and vice-chairman of the board, while maintaining his role as chairman of the board of KIRKBI A/S, Lego Holding A/S and the Lego Foundation

1979

In 1979, he became president and CEO of The Lego Group

1947

Kjeld was born 27 December 1947 in Billund, Denmark

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