Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
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.
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.
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
In 1979, he became president and CEO of The Lego Group
Kjeld was born 27 December 1947 in Billund, Denmark