Richest People in Denmark – Top 10 List of Billionaires 2013
The article is about the richest people in Denmark. It contains details of the richest man in Denmark as well as other billionaires. From this country, total of six persons qualified for being listed on Forbes Magazine’s billionaires list. Among them is also the richest woman in Denmark. Let us see how much money these rich men and women have along with their short biography.
#1) Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen – Richest man in Denmark – $7.3 B
Estimated Wealth: $7.3 Billions
Born in Billund, Mr. Kjeld Kristiansen is the wealthiest Danish man in the world. His gigantic net worth is because of his company LEGO. LEGO manufactures toys and according to Bloomberg, it is the largest toy-maker in terms of net income and operating income. It is a privately-held company. Mr Kjeld and his children own the LEGO entirely. His children Sofie Kiaer , Thomas and Agnete Thinggaard own 37 percent stake in the firm which was started by his grandfather.
In 2012, his company earned around $4.04 Billions in revenues. Mr. Kjeld Kirk was the President as well as CEO of The LEGO Group from 1979 to 2004. As of today, he remains one of the members of the Board of Directors. His majority stakes in the company make him the richest Danish man on Earth.
#2) Lars Larsen – $3.7B – One of the Richest people in Denmark
Born in northwestern Denmark, Lars Larsen is the second richest man on this list. He is also known as Dyne/Duvet Larsen. He earns money from his furniture-selling business chain called JYSK. JYSK sells various things like furniture, mattresses, etc. According to its official website:
JYSK is an international retail chain that sells ‘everything for the home’, and which is owned by the original founder, Lars Larsen, who is known throughout Denmark as the country’s leading merchant who always has ‘a great offer’.
He started JYSK in 1979 and since then he has expanded it to several other countries and this makes him find a spot in the list of richest people in Denmark. His first store was opened in the city of Aarhus. He entirely owns JYSk and this makes him one of the wealthiest guys. He lives in Silkeborg which is a city located in central Denmark.
#3) Anders Holch Povlsen – $2.5 B
Mr. Anders is the owner of a clothing company named Bestseller. He along with his family entirely own Bestseller. Huge incomes from the company make Mr. Anders Holch Povlsen one of the richest persons in Denmark and also one of the wealthiest in the world. Currently, he is the CEO of Bestseller. The firm was started by Merete Bech Povlsen and Troels Holch in the small Danish town of Ringkobing. Mr. Anders has been in the news since last few years for purchasing large areas of land in the country of Scotland. Till date, he has purchased around 120,000 acres of land. (ref) The reason behind this deal is said to be the increase in prices of property in Scotland. His company also owns a 20 % stake in retail giant Asos. His company employs more than 12000 people across different countries. He resides in Aarhus.
#4) Niels Peter Louis-Hansen – $2.4 B
Being the largest shareholder in Coloplast, Mr. Niels Peter occupies the fourth spot on this list of rich people. Coloplast was started by his father Aage Louis in 1957. It is a public company which went for Initial Public Offering in 1983. As of today, Mr. Niels owns a 21 percent stake in it and this makes him a rich man in Denmark. Coloplast is an international company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and services related to Ostomy, urology, continence, and wound care.
#5) Richest Woman in Denmark – Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak -$1.5 B
With her fortune standing at $1.5 Billions, Hanni Toosbuy is the wealthiest female in her homeland. She is the daughter of late Karl Toosbuy who founded Ecco Shoes which is a shoe-manufacturing company. Today, Ecco is entirely privately owned by Miss Hanni. Eccoe shoes are being sold in markets of more than 90 countries spanning from America to Asia.
#6) Bent Jensen – $1.1 B
This richest Dane is the CEO and Owner of LINAK which manufactures electric linear actuators. He is an inventor who started to make advanced actuators and then turned this into a profitable business. His company employs around 1,600 people.
With this, I finish the list of rich people from Denmark. Apart from above mentioned people, there are no other billionaires. Facts and figures about wealth has been taken from Forbes.