This article on the founder of IKEA reveals some interesting tidbits…
- one can move to Switzerland and negotiate a fixed income tax rate related to the value of one’s house
- Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA, is richer than Bill Gates now, partly because of the slide of the dollar and partly because Billg has been giving money away; the 77-year-old guy is worth roughly $50 billion
- like our local hero George W., Mr. Kamprad has had trouble with alcoholism (perhaps we need to encourage young people to drink more?)
Alcohol is supposed to be so bad for brain cells, productivity, etc. How can we explain the fact that so many hypersuccessful people are or were alcoholics?