IKEA’s Founder Ingvar Kamprad Dies At 91
Swedish founder of the super popular furniture chain IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, has passed away at the age of 91, the company has announced. He died at his home in Småland, Ikea confirmed in a statement. The company also said that Mr Kamprad was “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century”.
The billionaire was born in 1926 in Småland, Sweden, and he founded IKEA when he was only 17-years-old. He used some money his father had given him as a gift for performing well at school despite his dyslexia, and turned that into what is now one of the most popular furniture stores around the world.
According to the company’s statement, Kamprad “peacefully passed away at his home.”