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Mr IKEA: a reclusive billionaire's unconventional life

Lovemoney Logo By Daniel Coughlin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 35: IKEA's famously thrifty founder Ingvar Kamprad built up a global self-assembly furniture empire that has changed the way we shop. Click or scroll through as we delve into the controversial billionaire's little-told past and chart his remarkable rise to success. All dollar values in US dollars.

How Sweden's flatpack pioneer conquered the world with cheap Nordic design

IKEA's famously thrifty founder Ingvar Kamprad built up a global self-assembly furniture empire that has changed the way we shop. Click or scroll through as we delve into the controversial billionaire's little-told past and chart his remarkable rise to success. All dollar values in US dollars.
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