Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen Net Worth is$6 Billion
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Date of Birth: Dec 27, 1947
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What is Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen's net worth? Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen's net worth is $6 billion which makes him the richest person in Denmark. Born in Billund, Denmark, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, grew up working in the family business, LEGO. His grandfather, Ole Kirk Kristiansen, founded the company in 1932. As a youngster, he was often the person who tested out new LEGO ideas, and determined whether instructions were understandable. In his early 40s, he took over as President and CEO. During his tenure as President, he launched a number of new LEGO Group projects and lines, including Lego.com, LEGO Mindstorms, and a range of new themes and minifigures. LEGO Group has received a number of awards, including The Freedom Prize and The Distinguished Family Business Award from Switzerland, the Moran insignia of the Order of Civil Merit from South Korea, and in 2008, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. His grandfather and father were already members. He stepped down as President and CEO of LEGO Group in 2004, in order to focus his energy on company ownership and some of LEGO's subsidiaries.
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen (born 27 December 1947) was the president and CEO of LEGO between 1979 and 2004.
Kjeld was born 27 December 1947 in Billund, Denmark. His father, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen worked with his grandfather, Ole Kirk Christiansen, in the family business: LEGO. As a child, he often inspired and tested new model concepts and their building instructions. He also appeared on many of the company's packages and marketing materials. In 1979, he became president and CEO of the LEGO Group. Kjeld introduced themes, minifigures, LEGO.com, LEGO Mindstorms and licensed properties. In 2004, he stepped down as president and CEO to focus on his role as owner of the LEGO Group and Vice-Chairman of the Board, while maintaining his role as Chairman of the Board of KIRKBI A/S, LEGO Holding A/S and the LEGO Foundation.LEGO is privately held and is controlled by the Christiansen Family and their foundations. In 2007, Forbes Magazine listed him as the richest person in Denmark with a fortune of $US3.3 billion. Kjeld and his wife, Camilla, live in Denmark and have three children and two grandchildren.
He has received many awards for his outstanding professional career.

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Lego's founding family in leadership handover

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The family that founded and owns Lego, the maker of the popular multi-colored toy building bricks, is reshuffling its top leadership to create a "smooth handover of active ownership to the next generation." Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen ...
Posted: April 28, 2016, 12:00 am

Toymaker Lego returns to Danish roots with sudden CEO switch

Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, his grandson Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen is now the main family representative at Lego. Before Danfoss, Padda’s replacement Christiansen was head of hearing aid firm GN Store Nord. He has also been on the board of A.P ...
Posted: August 9, 2017, 11:52 pm

Lego tycoon Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen gives more than a third of the voting shares to his three children

Lego tycoon Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen has given more than a third of the voting shares in his $6bn holding company to his three children, beginning the process of handing over the toy empire to the next generation, writes Richard Orange from Denmark.
Posted: May 21, 2012, 10:03 am
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