Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

About Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

Birth Day: December 27, 1947
Birth Place: Billund, Denmark, Denmark
Residence: Denmark
Occupation: Businessperson
Known for: former CEO and deputy chairman of The LEGO Group
Title: CEO, The Lego Group
Term: 1995-2004
Predecessor: Godtfred Kirk Christiansen
Successor: Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
Spouse(s): Camilla Kristiansen
Children: 3, including Agnete Kirk Thinggaard
Parent(s): Godtfred Kirk Christiansen Edith Kirk Christiansen
Relatives: Ole Kirk Christiansen (grandfather)

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was born on December 27, 1947 in Billund, Denmark, Denmark. Third-generation owner of Lego, he ran the toy company known for its interlocking plastic bricks from 1979 to 2004. He and his three grown children hold a 75% stake in $2 billion (sales) business. His son Thomas is Lego's vice-chairman. His grandfather Ole started making wooden toys in his workshop in 1932. Kristiansen has a 30% stake in Merlin Entertainment, owner of Madame Tussauds, and invests in real estate, wind farms.
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🎂 Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

Currently, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen is 72 years, 5 months and 1 days old. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen will celebrate 73rd birthday on a Sunday 27th of December 2020. Below we countdown to Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen upcoming birthday.

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🌙 Zodiac

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Famous Quotes:

When children play games or build their own creations in the physical world, they actively challenge both the laws of nature and intellectual and physical limits.

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He has received many awards in his professional career.

Biography/Timeline

1947

Kjeld was born 27 December 1947 in Billund, Denmark. His Father, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen worked with his grandfather, Ole Kirk Christiansen, in the family business: Lego. As a child, he often inspired and tested new model concepts and their building instructions. He also appeared on many of the company's packages and marketing materials. In 1979, he became President and CEO of The Lego Group. Kjeld introduced themes, minifigures, LEGO.com, Lego Mindstorms and licensed properties. In 2004, he stepped down as President and CEO to focus on his role as owner of the Lego Group and vice-chairman of the board, while maintaining his role as chairman of the board of KIRKBI A/S, Lego Holding A/S and the Lego Foundation. Lego is privately held and is controlled by the Kristiansen family and their foundations.

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