Top 7 Richest Men In Denmark 2022

Denmark, in the northern reaches of Europe is a wealthy country; one not known for having ultra high net-worth individuals, but for having a high level of comfort and quality of life among its citizens. The richest men in Denmark are the exception to this long standing tradition; they have broken all existing protocols, and gotten rich beyond the cultural expectations of their country.

Sitting at the head of some of the country’s biggest companies and conglomerates, these are some of the biggest juggernauts of the Danish economy. Rather than bask in the pride and euphoria that comes with amassing this much wealth; they have worked to contribute to their country, and the world in general.

Denmark’s wealthiest citizens are involved in clothing, aviation, toy manufacture, and medical devices. Some of their businesses are world renown companies leading the market all over the world.

Top 10 Richest Men In Denmark 2022

1. Anders Holch Povlsen

Net Worth: USD 12 Billion

Industry: Fashion

Anders Holch Povlsen was born on 4th November 1972. He is a Danish billionaire businessman and investor, who is known for being the biggest in individual landowner in Britain. However, that’s not how he made his money; he is CEO and sole owner of the Bestseller; an international fashion chain which was founded by his parents.

His company also owns Vero Moda and Jack&Jones. Aside from the above companies, he is also the largest shareholder in the British internet based fashion retail brand ASOS, as well as the second-largest shareholder in the German internet clothing retailer Zalando.

He also owns several landed properties including Castles, Villas, Farmlands, Estates, in Scotland, Denmark, and Romania. He lives with his family in one of the Estates in Denmark. He has 4 children, and he lives a quiet life, out of the public eye.

2. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

Net worth: USD 7.7 Billion

Industry: Toys

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was born on 27 December 1947. He is the grandson to the founder of the Lego toy company, and he also served as the president, just like his father. He served as President and CEO of The Lego Group from 1979 to 2004. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was born into the family, and has always been part of the development of the company.

As a child, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen often inspired and tested new toys in development by the company. He also helped the development team create the building instructions which go with the toy packages.

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen also served as the face of the company; he was often on the company’s packages and marketing materials. When he served as the company’s CEO he introduced the LEGO figurines, and the company website, as well as the Lego Mindstorms and licensed properties.

3. Sofie Kirk Kristiansen

Net worth: USD 7.7 Billion

Industry: Toys

Sofie Kirk Kristiansen was born on the 18th of November, 1976. She is the eldest daughter of Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the former CEO of the LEGO Toy Company. Sofie Kirk Kristiansen is the fourth generation owner of the Lego Group. Together with her father, brother and sister, she shares a 75% stake in the company.

The Kristiansen family is the richest family in Denmark, and Sofie is an investor in her own right. She owns a large hunting lodge between Holsted and Hovborg in South Jutland, Jutland.

She is one of the most powerful people in Denmark; she is close personal friends of the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark.

4. Thomas Kirk Kristiansen

Net worth: USD 7.7 Billion

Industry: Toys

Thomas Kirk Kristiansen is the great-grandson of the founder of the LEGO Toy Company, and son of the former CEO. He is the chairman of the LEGO Foundation. He was born on the 18th of February 1979, and is one of the fourth generation owners of The Lego Group. He shares a 75% stake in the company with his father Kjeld, as well as sisters Agnete and Sofie.

He was already favored heir of the company when he was a boy; he has always been the one among Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen’s children who played an active role in managing the company. He joined LEGO’s board of directors in 2007, and in 2016, he rose to deputy chairman of the company.

Thomas Kirk Kristiansen was appointed chairman of the company in 2020.

5. Agnete Kirk Thinggaard

Net worth: USD 7.7 Billion

Industry: Toys

Agnete Kirk Thinggaard is a member of the wealthy Kristiansen family of Denmark; she is the great-granddaughter of the founder of Ole Kirk Christiansen, as well as the youngest daughter of Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen; former CEO of the company. Her brother Thomas Kirk Kristiansen currently heads the company.

Agnete Kirk Thinggaard has built quite a reputation for herself as an equestrian; she is an Olympic dressage rider. She represented Denmark at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she finished 26th. She has also competed at two editions of the Dressage World Cup finals (in 2015 and 2016), where she achieved 11th and 9th place, respectively.

6. Niels Peter Louis-Hansen

Net worth: USD 6.7 Billion

Industry: Medical Supplies

Niels Peter Louis-Hansen was born 25 October 1947. He is a Danish billionaire businessman, he is on the board of the medical devices company built by his father. Niels Peter Louis – Hansen is the deputy chairman and major shareholder of Coloplast; the company which was founded by his father Aage Louis-Hansen and Johanne Louis-Hansen. Coloplast was founded by his father in 1957, and it became a public company in 1983.

Louis-Hansen became a board member of the company when his father died in 1966. His business holdings include; 20.7% of Coloplast, as well as 15.6% of Ambu.

7. Martin Møller Nielsen

Net worth: USD 1.3 Billion

Martin Moller Nielsen was born on August 1964. He is known as one of the richest men in Denmark; as the Chairman, Nordic Aviation Capital. He is presently based in the UK, from where he controls his Aviation Empire. Martin Moller is a self made billionaire; he founded NAC in Skive, Denmark in 1990.

The company grew as a freight and passenger aviation company; and in 2015 he sold a 67% stake of the company to equity firms EQT and Kirkbi. This move was to help him diversify his investments, while bringing in fresh investments.

The company has more than 275 aircraft, leased to 30 regional airlines some of which include Air Berlin and Etihad.

8. Benedict Find

Net worth: USD 1.1 Billion

Industry: Medical Supplies

Benedict Find is the daughter of Aage Louis-Hansen, the founder of Coloplast; Denmarks’ biggest maker of medical supplies. The company also offers medical services. Benedict Find holds a percentage of the company through the family trust; her brother Niels Peter Louis-Hansen runs the company.

9. Bent Jensen

Net worth: USD 1 Billion

Industry: Engineering Equipment

Bent Jensen was born on 1951. He is a Danish billionaire businessman; known as the owner and CEO of Linak, a Danish linear actuator manufacturing company. Bent Jensen comes from a long line of entrepreneurs; his grandfather founded Christian Jensen and Sons in 1907; the company initially produced pulleys, grinding mills and forges.

He took over the company in 1976 from his father, and at that time it had only 7 employees. He started making linear actuators in 1979, and the company has kept growing ever since.

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Closing

The richest men in Denmark make up a small click of ultra high net worth individuals who contribute immensely to the Danish economy. These are very savvy business persons who have diversified their investments extremely well; buying up companies and properties in most of Europe.