Ingvar Feodor Kampard is a Swedish business magnate. He is the founder and owner of the furniture giant IKEA. He was born in 1926 in a small farm by the name of Elmtaryd near the village of Agunnaryd in Sweden. The region is famous for its rural agrarian society, it is the embodiment of harsher times when Sweden was poor and its only industry was agriculture. The villagers are no stranger to hard work, egalitarianism and frugal lifestyles. They had been indoctrinated in these values through their shared poverty. These values have also been adopted by IKEA.
Kampard had a sense for business since he was a mere boy of 6 years old. He began a small business of selling matches to the villagers and his neighbours from his bicycle. He bought matches in bulk from Stockholm at a very cheap price. He sold them at a relatively low price and still managed to make a decent profit. He slowly expanded to selling fish, seeds, Christmas decorations and stationary items such as pencils and ballpoint pens.