The founder of the Ikea furniture chain, Ingvar Kamprad, has died at the age of 91, the company has confirmed. Mr. Kamprad died at his home in Småland.
He founded the company when he was 17 years old. He started it with a money given by his father as a gift for performing well at school despite his dyslexia. He stepped down from the company’s board in the year 2013.
In a statement published by company it has mentioned how he was saying, he was a great entrepreneur, hardworking and stubborn, with a lot of warmth and a playful twinkle in his eye.
He was known for his devotion to frugality. In an interview with Swedish television channel TV4, given in the year 2016 he said that it is in the nature of Småland to be thrifty.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom tweeted her condolences, saying that Mr Kamprad had put Sweden on the world map.
In more recent years, he faced scrutiny for his past links to Nazi groups. Je accepted the allegation saying it was a mistake and a youthful stupidity.