Famous Swedish Entrepreneurs

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Ingvar Kamprad
(Founder of IKEA)
Ingvar Kamprad
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Birthdate: March 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pjätteryd, Sweden
Died: January 27, 2018
In 2004, Swedish business tycoon and IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad stunned everyone to beat Bill Gates in the race for world’s wealthiest person. He showed his entrepreneurial streak as a kid when he made profits from selling matches. He founded IKEA with a cash reward he got from his father.
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Fredrik Eklund
(Real Estate Broker Known for His Stint in the Reality TV Series 'Million Dollar Listing: New York')
Fredrik Eklund
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Birthdate: April 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akalla, Stockholm, Sweden

Fredrik Eklund is a Swedish real estate broker, TV personality, and former IT entrepreneur. He achieved international recognition when he became one of five brokers to be featured on the popular American reality television series, Million Dollar Listing New York. Fredrik Eklund is also credited with founding a real estate brokerage firm called Eklund Stockholm New York.

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Peter Sunde
(Swedish Entrepreneur, Co-founder and Ex-spokesperson of the 'Pirate Bay', a 'BitTorrent Search Engine')
Peter Sunde
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Birthdate: September 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uddevalla, Sweden

Swedish entrepreneur Peter Sunde, also known as brokep, co-founded The Pirate Bay, a BitTorrent search engine. While he supports online trolling as a form of activism, he was arrested and jailed for copyright offenses. He is also a member of the Pirate Party of Finland.

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Daniel Ek
(Co-Founder and CEO of Music Streaming Service 'Spotify')
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Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Daniel Ek is a Swedish technologist and entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Spotify. He is the current CEO of the popular music streaming service. In 2017, he was named by Billboard magazine as the most powerful person in the music industry. 

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Gottfrid Svartholm
(Computer scientist)
Gottfrid Svartholm
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Birthdate: October 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sweden

Gottfrid Svartholm is a Swedish computer specialist best known as the ex-co-owner of the web hosting company and Internet service provider PRQ. He is also credited with co-founding The Pirate Bay along with Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij. In 2014, Gottfrid Svartholm was imprisoned for his connection with WikiLeaks and released the following year.

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Christian von Koenigsegg
(Founder and CEO of Koenigsegg Automotive)
Christian von Koenigsegg
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Birthdate: July 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Christian von Koenigsegg is a Swedish entrepreneur and automobile designer. He is best known as the founder and CEO of Koenigsegg Automotive AB, a popular high-performance automobile manufacturer in Sweden. Christian von Koenigsegg is also an inventor and many of his inventions are patented. He is credited with inventing among other things the Triplex rear suspension and click flooring system.

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Carl Pei
(Co-founded OnePlus)
Carl Pei
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Birthdate: September 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing, China
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Hans Rausing
(Entrepreneur)
Hans Rausing
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Birthdate: March 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gothenburg

Hans Rausing was a Swedish philanthropist and industrialist best remembered for co-inheriting the popular multinational food packaging company, Tetra Pak. Along with his brother Gad Rausing, Hans is credited with steering the company towards success during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Niklas Zennström
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Computer scientist)
Niklas Zennström
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Birthdate: February 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Järfälla Municipality

Niklas Zennström is a Swedish technology investor and entrepreneur. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Zennström is credited with co-founding a charity organization called Zennström Philanthropies. In 2006, he was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list for his innovation and entrepreneurship.  In 2013, Niklas Zennström was honored with the prestigious H. M. The King's Medal.

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Carl Freer
(Entrepreneur)
Carl Freer
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Birthdate: May 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sweden
Carl Freer is a Swedish technology entrepreneur and businessman. He is credited with founding the popular electronics company Tiger Telematics, which developed the failed Gizmondo handheld game console. Carl Freer is also credited with founding a Singapore-based medical-device company called Aluminaid.
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Ivar Kreuger
(Businessperson, Civil engineer)
Ivar Kreuger
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Birthdate: March 2, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kalmar, Sweden
Died: March 12, 1932

Ivar Kreuger was a Swedish civil engineer, entrepreneur, industrialist, and financier. He is best remembered for building a global match empire and controlling almost three quarters of worldwide match production which earned him the nickname, Match King. Ivar Kreuger also founded and owned many other companies including Kreuger & Toll Byggnads AB. 

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Karl-Johan Persson
(Businessperson, Ceo)
Karl-Johan Persson
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Birthdate: March 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Karl-Johan Persson is a Swedish businessman who served as the CEO of the famous multinational clothing company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) from 2009 to 2020. He is also known as the grandson of Erling Persson, who founded the company in 1947.
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Jacob Wallenberg
(Entrepreneur, Banker)
Jacob Wallenberg
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Birthdate: January 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm

Jacob Wallenberg is a Swedish industrialist and banker best known for his service as the Chairman of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken from 1998 to 2005. He is currently serving as a board member for many prominent companies in Sweden.

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Kirsten Rausing
(Industrialist)
Kirsten Rausing
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Birthdate: June 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden

Kirsten Rausing is a Swedish industrialist best known for her association with Tetra Laval where she is one of the board members. She is also known as the granddaughter of Ruben Rausing, who founded Tetra Pak in 1951. In 2020, Kirsten Rausing was included in Forbes magazine's list of The World's Billionaires.

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Cristina Stenbeck
(Business Woman)
Cristina Stenbeck
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Birthdate: September 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Cristina Stenbeck is a Swedish investor and business woman. She is best known as the principal owner of one of the largest family-controlled Swedish companies, Kinnevik AB. She is credited with expanding the company by making successful changes. Cristina Stenbeck also dedicates her time to the Hugo Stenbeck Foundation, a charitable organization established by her grandfather Hugo Stenbeck in 1962.  

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Gad Anders Rausing
(Industrialist)
Gad Anders Rausing
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Birthdate: May 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bromma, Sweden
Died: January 20, 2000

Gad Anders Rausing was a Swedish archaeologist and industrialist. Alongside his brother Hans Anders Rausing, Gad is credited with popularizing the food packaging company Tetra Pak, which was founded by his father Ruben Rausing. Gad Rausing, who had a lifelong passion for archaeology, taught at Lund University's Institute of Archaeology. Gad Anders Rausing also authored several books on archaeology. 

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Louise Camuto
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Birthplace: Sweden

Louise Camuto is a Swedish businesswoman and model. She achieved national prominence in 1989 when she was crowned Miss Sweden. She then went on to represent her country at the Miss Universe 1989 pageant where she was the first runner-up. Louise Camuto has also served as the CCO of Camuto Group, which is owned by her husband Vince Camuto.

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Gustaf Douglas
(Businessperson who founded Investment AB Latour, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences)
Gustaf Douglas
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Birthdate: March 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Helena Helmersson
(Business Executive)
Helena Helmersson
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Skellefteå, Sweden
Helena Helmersson is a Swedish business executive and the current CEO of the popular multinational clothing company, H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M). In 2014, she was named the Most Powerful Woman in Business by the popular Swedish business magazine, Veckans Affärer.
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Pernilla Wiberg
(Alpine skier)
Pernilla Wiberg
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Birthdate: October 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norrköping, Sweden

Pernilla Wiberg is a Swedish businesswoman and former alpine ski racer. With two Olympic gold medals, one World Cup overall title, and four World Championships under her belt, Wiberg is one of the most popular and successful alpine ski racers of her generation. As a businesswoman, Pernilla Wiberg runs the Pernilla Wiberg Hotel in Sweden.

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Christopher Polhem
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Birthdate: December 18, 1661
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gotland, Sweden
Died: August 30, 1751

Christopher Polhem was a Swedish scientist, industrialist, and inventor. He is credited with making immense contributions to the industrial and economic development of Sweden, especially mining. His contributions to the technological development in Sweden were honored by King Charles XII of Sweden. Christopher Polhem is also credited with writing essays concerning medicine, astronomy, geology, social criticism, and economics.

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Marcus Wallenberg Jr.
(Banker, Tennis player)
Marcus Wallenberg Jr.
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Birthdate: October 5, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 13, 1982
Marcus Wallenberg Jr. was a Swedish business manager and banker. He served as the CEO of Stockholms Enskilda Bank and is credited with reconstructing many large companies in Sweden. He was also passionate about tennis and sailing. He competed at the 1936 Olympic sailing competitions.
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Peter Wallenberg Sr.
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Birthdate: May 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 19, 2015

Peter Wallenberg Sr. was a Swedish business leader best remembered for his service as the chairman of Investor AB for a decade. He also served as the board member for many companies such as Investor AB, Swedish Intercontinental Airlines, and Scandinavian Airlines. 

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Jacob Wallenberg
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Birthdate: September 27, 1892
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 1, 1980

Jacob Wallenberg was a Swedish industrial leader and banker who held various prominent positions in Stockholms Enskilda Bank. Wallenberg also served as the chairman of the board of many companies such as Orkla Mining Company and Stora Kopparbergs Bergslag. 

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Lars Johan Hierta
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Birthdate: January 23, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: November 20, 1872

Lars Johan Hierta was a Swedish businessman, politician, social critic, and newspaper publisher. Best known for founding the popular Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet in 1830, Hierta is sometimes referred to as the father of the free press. Lars Johan Hierta is also remembered as an agitator for social and political reform during the 19th century.

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Charles De Geer
(Industrialist)
Charles De Geer
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Birthdate: January 30, 1720
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finspång, Sweden
Died: March 7, 1778

Charles De Geer was a Swedish entomologist and industrialist. A respected entomologist, De Geer was made a member of the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at the age of 19. In 1748, Charles De Geer was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences. 

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Johan August Gripenstedt
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Birthdate: August 11, 1813
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holstein, Germany
Died: July 13, 1874

Johan August Gripenstedt was a Swedish politician and businessman. He served as a Minister without Portfolio from 1848 to 1856 before serving as the Minister for Finance from 1856 to 1866. During his term as Minister for Finance, Johan August Gripenstedt introduced several liberal economic reforms. He also fought for issues like state owned railways and free trade.

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Axel Ludvig Broström
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Birthdate: May 21, 1838
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kristinehamn, Sweden
Died: September 21, 1905