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Lego Richest in World?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject: Lego Richest in World? Reply with quote

Lego (actually Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen) in Forbes:

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Our last census of the world's wealthy last March found more than 1,000 billionaires throughout the world. While they're hardly household names themselves, their companies make products that are pretty hard to miss.

Take Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen. If you liked building things as a child, there's a good chance you'll recognize his family's business.

Kristiansen's grandfather founded the Danish company Lego in 1932. At first, his grandfather crafted wood toys in a carpentry shop but in 1949 the company invented what would become its most famous product. At the time, the stackable plastic pieces with studs on top were called the Automatic Binding Brick. (See: "Forbes Faces: Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen.")

Today, we simply call them Legos and the company is the world's sixth-largest toymaker by sales. The company's success led us to peg Kristiansen's net worth at $6.5 billion in March.


The full article:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/12/billionaires-bechtel-biz-billies-cx_af_0112unknownbillies.html?partner=yahoobuzz

And a bit more info from Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/people/2001/03/02/0302faceslego.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly misleading here... sure he's a billionaire, but he's not really close to the top of the list. It's all relative.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think of how many LEGOs he could buy with a billion dollars. He could build a life-sized Millennium Falcon. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be hard to build it with interior spaces, but indeed he could. Very Happy

As of myself I would make a lego car that IS a real car... Very Happy (Using large bricks not regular ones)
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