Lars Larsen (entrepreneur)

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Lars Larsen
Born
Lars Kristinus Larsen

(1948-08-06) 6 August 1948 (age 70)
Arnborg, Denmark
ResidenceSilkeborg, Denmark
NationalityDanish
OccupationOwner and founder of Jysk
Net worth$4.2 billion (August 2015)[1]
Spouse(s)married
Children2

Lars Kristinus Larsen,[2] (born 6 August 1948), is a Danish businessman, owner and founder of the Jysk retail chain.[3]

Career[edit]

Larsen is also known under the name Dyne-Larsen (Duvet-Larsen) and is the founder of the Jysk retail chain. Until, 2001 the chain was named "Jysk Sengetøjslager" (meaning: jutlandic linen storage).

In 2009 when JYSK had its 30 year anniversary, Larsen self-published the book 30 år med JYSK (30 years with JYSK). He mailed a free copy to every household in Denmark, making it the #1 book in the kingdom.[4]

The American business magazine Forbes named him the 435th richest man in the world (August 2015).[1]

Honours[edit]

In June 2010 he was knighted in the Order of the Dannebrog.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He has two children and lives in Silkeborg since 1984.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lars Larsen". Forbes. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Her bor Danmarks milliardærer - TV 2 Finans
  3. ^ "Nr. 4. Lars Larsen, Jysk Holding, Jysk, 20,2 mia. kr. - Virksomheder" (in Danish). Berlingske Media. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  4. ^ Dyne-Larsen er landets mest læste - Kultur | www.b.dk
  5. ^ Arkiv - TV 2 | ØSTJYLLAND | Kongeligt tilbud til Lars Larsen | Aktuelt - regionalt