Lars Larsen (entrepreneur)

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Lars Larsen
Born Lars Kristinus Larsen
(1948-08-06) 6 August 1948 (age 68)
Arnborg, Denmark
Residence Silkeborg, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Occupation Owner and founder of Jysk
Net worth $4.2 billion (August 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) married
Children 2

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


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]


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]