Jacob Wallenberg

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Jacob Wallenberg
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Born (1956-01-13) 13 January 1956 (age 62)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Alma mater Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Marie Wehtje (1986-2008; divorced[1])
Children Lovisa Wallenberg, Jacob Wallenberg Jr, Alice Wallenberg
Parent(s) Peter Wallenberg and Suzanne Wallenberg
Website Investor Ab
The Coca-Cola Company

Jacob Wallenberg (born 1956) is a Swedish banker and industrialist, currently serving as a board member for multiple companies. The Guardian has once quoted him as the prince in Sweden's royal family of finance.[2]

Early life[edit]

Wallenberg was born in 1956 in Stockholm.[3] His father, Peter Wallenberg, Sr., was a banker. His mother is Suzanne Grevillius. He is a member of the prominent Swedish Wallenberg family.[4]

Wallenberg holds a B.Sc. Economics and M.B.A. from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.[3] He is also a Reserve Officer in the Swedish Navy.[3]


Wallenberg served as the chairman of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken.[3]

Wallenberg served on the board of directors of Atlas Copco, SAS Group, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, ABB Group, Ericsson, The Coca-Cola Company,[5] Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Investor and Stockholm School of Economics.[3]

Wallenberg is Knight of the Order of the Seraphim.[6] He serves on the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group.[7]

In December 2016, Wallenberg argued that the United Kingdom was no longer his first choice for investments as a result of the Brexit vote.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wallenberg and his wife to divorce. Archived 2013-09-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Martinson, Jane (June 16, 2006). "Jacob Wallenberg £11bn prince in Sweden's royal family of finance". The Guardian. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jacob Wallenberg". Investor AB. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Jane Martinson, Jacob Wallenberg £11bn prince in Sweden's royal family of finance, The Guardian, 16 June 2006
  5. ^ Jacob Wallenberg, presentation at The Coca-Cola Company's website, accessed on 2012-10-30
  6. ^ Shoup, Lawrence H. (2015). Wall Street's Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics, 1976-2014. New York City: Monthly Review Press. p. 148. ISBN 9781583675519. OCLC 895731567. 
  7. ^ Jacob Wallenberg Archived March 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., presentation of members at the Bilderberg Group's website, accessed on 2012-10-30
  8. ^ Milne, Richard (December 7, 2016). "Wallenberg says UK is 'not the first' investment choice". Financial Times. Retrieved December 9, 2016.