Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
Lego Empire Billionaire
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen Net Worth $10 Billion
Born on December 27, 1947, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen is a native of Billund, Denmark. The majority of his wealth comes from his former role as the president and CEO of Lego. This company was started by his grandfather and father as a family business. When he was a child, Kristiansen would play with the toys and helped to test new model ideas.
During this time, he was the face on many of the packages and advertisements produced by the company. By 1979, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was selected as the president of Lego Group. During his time at the helm of the company, he helped to create new themes and minifigures. In 2004, he stepped back from his role as the CEO and president. I
nstead, he served as the owner of the company and vice-chairman on the board. Through his work at Lego, Kristiansen has managed to become the richest person in Denmark and has received numerous awards for his work. He was granted the Freedom Prize and was placed in the Toy Hall of Fame in 2008. In addition, South Korea gave him the Order of Civil Merit while Switzerland recognized him with the Distinguished Family Business Award. He possesses a total net worth of $10 billion.
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