Famous Entrepreneurs from Sweden

List of notable or famous entrepreneurs from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top entrepreneurs born in Sweden and even some popular entrepreneurs who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish entrepreneurs then this list is the perfect resource for you. These entrepreneurs are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known entrepreneur from Sweden is included when available.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Ingvar Kamprad and Olinda Castielle.

This historic entrepreneurs from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish entrepreneurs of note?" and "Who are the most famous entrepreneurs from Sweden?" These prominent entrepreneurs of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish entrepreneurs.

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  • Adolf H. Lundin

    Adolf Henrik Lundin, (19 December 1932 – 30 September 2006), was a Swedish oil and mining entrepreneur. From the 1970s through the 1990s Lundin established numerous natural resource companies both in the mining sector and the oil and gas sector, which in turn made a number of world class discoveries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South America. Several of these deposits are still producing commercial quantities of oil, gas, gold, copper and other minerals; others are still under development. Lundin made a fortune in the 1970s when he came across huge natural gas fields in Qatar.
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1932-2006)
    • Birthplace: Sweden
  • Ingvar Kamprad
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    Feodor Ingvar Kamprad (Swedish: [ˈɪŋːvar ˈkamːprad] (listen); 30 March 1926 – 27 January 2018) was a Swedish business magnate best known for founding IKEA, a multinational retail company specialising in furniture. He lived in Switzerland from 1976 to 2014.
    • Age: 96
    • Birthplace: Agunnaryd, Sweden
  • Johan Sellström

    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Johan Staël von Holstein
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    Johan Staël von Holstein

    Lars Johan Magnus Staël von Holstein (born 5 May 1963 in Halmstad, Sweden) is a Swedish entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author who co-founded dot-com companies such as Icon Medialab and LetsBuyIt during the early dot-com boom in Sweden.Stael von Holstein is a well known public speaker and author within the field of entrepreneurship, technology, privacy and digital rights issues and has been perceived as one of the leading Internet visionaries in Europe.
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Halmstad, Sweden
  • Lars Magnus Ericsson

    Lars Magnus Ericsson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈlɑːʂ ˈmaŋːnɵs ²eːrɪkˌsɔn] (listen); 5 May 1846 – 17 December 1926) was a Swedish inventor, entrepreneur and founder of telephone equipment manufacturer Ericsson (incorporated as Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson). Lars Magnus was born in Värmskog, Värmland, and grew up in the small village of Vegerbol located between Karlstad and Arvika. At the age of 12, Ericsson's father died forcing him to seek work as a miner. He worked until he had money enough to leave the village and move to Stockholm in 1867. He then worked for six years for an instrument maker named Öllers & Co. who mainly created telegraph equipment. Because of his skills, he was given ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1846-1926)
    • Birthplace: Värmland, Sweden
  • Maria Borelius
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    Maria Sigrid Astrid Borelius is a Swedish born former Minister for Foreign Trade, Science journalist and entrepreneur, working as advisor to global companies, academies and institutions. Maria is a member of the advisory council of Open Europe, a European think tank with offices in London, Brussels and Berlin promoting ideas for economic and political reform of the European Union. Maria is also a Partner with Living Waters, a London-based consultancy focusing on CSR, public affairs and developing fundraising strategies. She is an advisor to the Karolinska Institute, which awards the Nobel prize in medicine, and to Lund University and works as a columnist with the Swedish business daily, ...more
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Täby, Sweden