By Courtney P. on March 22 2014
Niels Peter Louis Hansen Net Worth $3.7 Billion
Currently, Niels Peter Louis Hansen is the deputy chairman of Coloplast. He is also the largest shareholder in the company and has a 21 percent stake. Coloplast was started in 1957 by Neils' father and was made public in 1983. It sells medical devices for problems like incontinence as well as fields like urology and colostomy.
Some of the devices made by the company include wound dressings, implants, colostomy bags and catheters. Since taking over the helm of the business, Niels Peter Louis-Hansen has watched the profits soar. The increased sales in 2012 helped to grow Louis-Hansen's personal net worth to $3.7 billion.
This net worth makes him the fourth richest person in Denmark and the 408th richest in the world according to Forbes Magazine. Outside of business, Neils Peter Louis-Hansen has worked for cultural and scientific causes. He created a foundation with this intent which he named after his late parents. In his private life, Louis-Hansen has one child and is married.
He was most recently re-elected to his position on the board in December of 2013. Outside of Coloplast, he serves as the managing director of Louis-Hansen ApS and Cilikonom Hiels Peter Louis-Hansen. He continues to work with Coloplast and his philanthropic interests.