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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Top 10 Richest people in the world 4

#4 Ingvar Kamprad

Age: 79
Fortune: self made
Source: Ikea

Net Worth: 28.0

Country Of Citizenship: Sweden
Residence: Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe & Russia
Industry: Retailing
Marital Status: married, 4 children

Peddled matches, fish, pens, Christmas cards and other items by bicycle as a teenager. Started selling furniture in 1947. Now his company Ikea, which sells hip designs for the cost conscious, is one of the most beloved retailers in the world, with an almost cultlike following. Ikea, which has stores in 33 countries, continues to expand into new markets such as Guangzhou, China and Moscow. As egalitarian as his brand, Kamprad avoids wearing suits, flies economy class and frequents cheap restaurants. Has been quoted as saying that his luxuries are occasionally buying a nice cravat and eating Swedish fish roe

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