Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

About Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

Birth Day: December 27, 1947
Birth Place: Billund, Denmark, Denmark
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Residence: Denmark
Occupation: Businessperson
Known for: former CEO and deputy chairman of The LEGO Group
Title: CEO, The Lego Group
Term: 1995-2004
Predecessor: Godtfred Kirk Christiansen
Successor: Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
Spouse(s): Camilla Kristiansen
Children: 3, including Agnete Kirk Thinggaard
Parent(s): Godtfred Kirk Christiansen Edith Kirk Christiansen
Relatives: Ole Kirk Christiansen (grandfather)

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen Net Worth

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was bornon December 27, 1947 in Billund, Denmark, Denmark. Third-generation owner of Lego, he ran the toy company known for its interlocking plastic bricks from 1979 to 2004. He and his three grown children hold a 75% stake in $2 billion (sales) business. His son Thomas is Lego's vice-chairman. His grandfather Ole started making wooden toys in his workshop in 1932. Kristiansen has a 30% stake in Merlin Entertainment, owner of Madame Tussauds, and invests in real estate, wind farms.
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen is a member of Manufacturing

💰 Net worth: $5.2 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $2.1 Billion
2010 $3.5 Billion
2011 $4.7 Billion
2012 $6 Billion
2013 $7.3 Billion
2014 $10.2 Billion
2015 $9.7 Billion
2016 $13.1 Billion
2017 $21.1 Billion
2018 $5.49 Billion

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Famous Quotes:

When children play games or build their own creations in the physical world, they actively challenge both the laws of nature and intellectual and physical limits.

Awards and nominations:

He has received many awards in his professional career.

Biography/Timeline

1947

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 Kristiansen family and their foundations.