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    Post IKEA founder overtakes Gates as world's richest

    Sunday April 4, 11:54 PM

    IKEA founder overtakes Gates as world's richest - TV

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ingvar Kamprad, the Swede who founded furniture retail chain IKEA, has overtaken Microsoft's Bill Gates as the world's richest man, Swedish TV news reported on Sunday.

    Citing next week's edition of the Swedish business weekly Veckans Affarer, public service SVT2 television said Kamprad, 77, has a personal fortune of 400 billion crowns ($53 billion).

    Gates's fortune is put at $47 billion, according to the latest list of the world's rich in U.S. Forbes magazine, SVT2 said.

    Kamprad, known for frugal habits such as flying economy class, lives in Switzerland and no longer takes part in the daily running of IKEA, but has kept ownership of the company with more than 180 stores in over 30 countries in the family.

    SVT2 said the dollar's slide against other currencies is the main reason why Kamprad has now overtaken Gates.


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    He has the same way of doing business as my companys president.

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    Post Re: IKEA founder overtakes Gates as world's richest

    Yea, well maybe Kamprad can get into the software business and straighten out my f-----g Windows XP

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    Post Re: IKEA founder overtakes Gates as world's richest

    I love IKEA! I just spent way to much money there three days ago!

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    Post Re: IKEA founder overtakes Gates as world's richest

    Quote Originally Posted by LegsAkimbo
    I love IKEA! I just spent way to much money there three days ago!
    The closest one to CT right now is in Jersey, but we have one opening right here in New Haven in June or July. They're hiring over 350 people and I am considering the thought of a job switch if they have something that fits in with my skillset/salary requirements. As soon as they open up I'm gunna catch the 'IKEA Nesting Syndrome'


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    Yea, well maybe Kamprad can get into the software business and straighten out my f-----g Windows XP
    Bleh! XP works fine. You just need to run Ad-aware and Spybot from download.com.com I hear that SP2 for XP will have a bunch of improvements for XP. If I didn't do any gaming I would switch over to one of the new Mac laptop computers. They're amazing to use.

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    Post Re: IKEA founder overtakes Gates as world's richest

    With Ingvar Kamprad on our side, we could even win!

    Kamprad was into national-socialism in the 1940s and part of the pro-European "fascist" movement long into the 1950s. He started IKEA in 1943. He was still actively recruiting people for the nationalist-socialist cause in the summer of 1945...

    I really doubt Kamprad has a different feeling about race today, even though he officially denies it. He will probably die within 10-15 years, but we can at least hope he donates some of his money, some 200 million or so.

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