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# 323 Carl Bennet $6.95B

Random fact: Once served as chairman of the University of Gothenburg.

Overview

Bennet is chairman and owner of Carl Bennet AB, a Gothenberg, Sweden-based conglomerate. The closely held company had net sales of 65.3 billion kronor ($7.6 billion) in 2021. Its public holdings include stakes in dental products maker Lifco, medical device company Getinge and supply chain service provider Elanders.

As of :
Last change +$158M ( +2.3%)
YTD change -$4.19B ( -37.6%)
Biggest asset LIFCOB SS Equity
Country / Region Sweden
Age 71
Industry Finance
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Net Worth Summary

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The majority of Bennet's fortune is derived from his ownership of Carl Bennet AB, a Gothenberg, Sweden-based holding company. He's the closely held company's sole shareholder, according to its website.

Carl Bennet AB holds stakes in several public companies. The main four are Lifco, Getinge, Arjo and Elanders and each is valued based on disclosed sharecounts. Bennet, through his investment company, has a majority of the voting rights in each company, according to their 2021 annual reports.

Other public holdings are included based on their value as disclosed in Carl Bennet AB's 2021 annual report.

The value of his cash and other assets is based on an analysis of dividends, insider transactions, taxes and market performance.

Bennet didn't respond to a request for comment.

Biography

Birthdate: 1951
Family: Married, 1 child
Education: University of Gothenburg, Lulea Tekniska Universitet

Carl Bennett was born in 1951 and studied economics at the University of Gothenberg.

He was working at household appliance company Electrolux in the 1980s when he and a colleague decided to acquire Getinge, a struggling subsidiary of Electrolux.

Bennet took the company public in 1993 and used profits from the sale to help acquire other businesses. His holding company was renamed Carl Bennet AB after a split with Rune Andersson, his former business partner.

Carl Bennet AB expanded its portfolio by taking control of other businesses including the dental products company Lifco and printing business Elanders.

He lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Milestones
  • 1951 Carl Bennet is born in Sweden.
  • 1989 Acquires Getinge from Electrolux with Rune Andersson.
  • 1993 Getinge lists on Swedish stock exchange.
  • 2014 Dental product maker Lifco lists in Stockholm.