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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.