Lars Larsen

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Lars Kristinus Larsen[2] (6 August 1948 – 19 August 2019) was a Danish businessman, owner and founder of the Jysk retail chain.[3]

Lars Larsen
Lars Kristinus Larsen

(1948-08-06)6 August 1948
Arnborg, Denmark
Died19 August 2019(2019-08-19) (aged 71)
Silkeborg, Denmark
OccupationOwner and founder of Jysk
Net worth$4.2 billion (August 2015)[1]
Children2, including Jacob Brunsborg


Larsen was also known under the name Dyne-Larsen (Duvet-Larsen) and was the founder of the Jysk retail chain in 1979.[4] Until 2001, the chain was named "Jysk Sengetøjslager" (Danish for "Jutlandic Bedding Store").

In 2009, when Jysk had its 30-year anniversary, Larsen self-published the book "30 år med Jysk" (eng.: "30 Years with Jysk"). He mailed a free copy to every household in Denmark, making it the #1 book in the country.[5]

Forbes named him the 424th richest man in the world (August 2019).[1]

In June 2019, it was announced that Larsen would retire, effective immediately, due to being diagnosed with severe liver cancer. He passed the post as chairman of the board to his son, Jacob Brunsborg.[6] Larsen died on 19 August 2019.[7]


In June 2010, he received the Order of the Dannebrog[8] knighthood.

Personal lifeEdit

He lived in Silkeborg from 1982.[2] He is survived by his wife, two children also had four grandchildren.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Lars Larsen". Forbes. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Her bor Danmarks milliardærer - TV 2". January 19, 2011.
  3. ^ "Nr. 4. Lars Larsen, Jysk Holding, Jysk, 20,2 mia. kr. - Virksomheder" (in Danish). Berlingske Media. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  4. ^ a b Togoh, Isabel. "Danish Retail Billionaire Lars Larsen Dies At 71". Forbes. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Dyne-Larsen er landets mest læste". May 26, 2004.
  6. ^ Farley, Paul (2019-06-21). "Jysk founder passes mantle to son". Furniture News. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  7. ^ Hecklen, Alexander (19 August 2019). "Lars Larsen er død" (in Danish). DR. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Arkiv - TV 2 | ØSTJYLLAND | Kongeligt tilbud til Lars Larsen | Aktuelt - regionalt".