Jan Stenbeck

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Jan Stenbeck
Born (1942-11-14)14 November 1942
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 19 August 2002(2002-08-19) (aged 59)
Paris, France
Nationality Swedish
Alma mater Uppsala University
Harvard Business School
Children Cristina Stenbeck
Hugo Stenbeck
Sophie Stenbeck
Max Stenbeck
Parent(s) Hugo Stenbeck
Märtha Odelfelt

Jan Hugo Stenbeck (Swedish pronunciation: [jɑːn ˈsteːnˈbɛk]; 14 November 1942, Stockholm – 19 August 2002, Paris, France) was a Swedish media owner. He was brother of the former Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margaretha af Ugglas. Stenbeck was one of Sweden's wealthiest people, worth some $800 million.[1]

Stenbeck graduated with a law degree from Uppsala University and later graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School. After Harvard, he went to work for Morgan Stanley at Wall Street.[citation needed]

After his father, Hugo Stenbeck, had died, Jan Stenbeck returned to Sweden and gained control over Investment AB Kinnevik after a bitter feud with his sister. He came to change the focus of the investment company away from traditional Swedish industries, such as pulp and paper industry and steel manufacturing and towards media and tele-communication. Control of the group was passed to his daughter Cristina Stenbeck after his death of a heart attack.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Stenbeck's net worth, businessweek.com; accessed 16 June 2015.