John Filip Tysander
25 January 1985
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
|Known for||Founder of Daniel Wellington|
|Net worth||SEK 2.4 billion (2019) |
After graduating from high school, Tysander ran an online retail business with a necktie and plastic watch web shop. He studied business at Uppsala University. In 2006, when Tysander was backpacking in Australia, he met a traveler by the name of Daniel Wellington who was wearing a Rolex Submariner with a classic Nato watch band. The simplicity of the watch inspired Tysander to create his own watch brand, named after the Englishman he met.
Tysander launched the Daniel Wellington brand after he had graduated from university and also spent five years working in the watch industry via his old online business, Neptune Design. Daniel Wellington grew due to its online advertising strategy and campaigns through social media. Tysander invested $15,000 to start the Daniel Wellington brand. The watches are simple and minimalist, and are best-known for their interchangeable nylon Nato strap and that can also be replaced by a leather or metal strap. In 2011, he sold the first Daniel Wellington Watch. By 2014, Daniel Wellington had sold over one million watches and made $70 million in revenue. In 2016, Daniel Wellington made US$230 million in revenue and $111.5 million in profit. Tysander still maintains 100% ownership of the company.
In 2015, Tysander won the 'Male Star of The Year' Award in the Ernst & Young Sweden Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He acquired the most expensive penthouse in Stockholm during 2016; purchasing it for $12.8 million. According to Veckans Affärer, Tysander planned to make a major SEK50 million investment in Klarna in 2017.
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