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IKEA Founder Dies at 91
IKEA Founder
Dies at 91 
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IKEA Founder Dies at 91

Despite having created a global furniture empire, Ingvar Kamprad was notoriously frugal

(Newser) - Ingvar Kamprad , the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, reports the AP . IKEA said that Kamprad died Saturday at his home in Smaland, Sweden. "He will be much missed and warmly remembered by his family and...

Ikea's Billionaire Founder Gets Clothes at Flea Markets

Ingvar Kamprad, 89, is famously frugal

(Newser) - Want to end up a billionaire like Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad? Consider doing as he does and trade the mall for the ... flea market. In a documentary set to air on Swedish television, the 89-year-old says that's where he shops for clothes, reports the AFP . "I don't...

He's Back: Gates World's Richest Person Once Again

First time he's held Bloomberg title since 2007

(Newser) - It's been a while—six years, to be precise—since Bill Gates was dubbed the richest person in the world by Bloomberg. But thanks to an ascendant Microsoft and a dent in Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's fortune—now $72.1 billion—Gates is again at the top with...

More Details of Nazi Past Haunt IKEA Founder

Secret service had file on Ingvar Kamprad, new book reveals

(Newser) - You may never feel the same way about buying cheap furniture again: IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad was a member of Svensk Socialistisk Samling, a new book reveals. Swedish journalist Elisabeth Åsbrink reveals a 1943 file opened on Kamprad by the secret service, which concluded Kamprad must have held “...

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