Eva Kristen Elisabeth Rausing was born in Lund, Sweden on 6th June 1952. She completed her studies in Economics in 1976 from the School of Wallenberg’s Stockholm. Earlier she went to live in Newmarket, Staffords Town where she owns a thousand acres stud farm and became a horse breeder.
She has properties in Round Hill, Jamaica and in other places. Kirsten runs charitable trust by the name of “Alborada Trust” which is named after one of hers favorite horse. In 2008 she got the position for The Thoroughbred Breeders Association as a Chairperson. Currently she in the board of members of Tetra Laval Company with her two other siblings.
Kirsten Rausing’s Great Grandparents
Her great grandfather Ruben Rausing is was the founder of Tetra Pak Company. He was raised in Raa, Sweden and born on 17th June 1895. He went to Columbia to complete his studies in 1919, after taking a loan from his aunt. He started to work in SLT (Sveriges Litografiska Tryckerier) which later changed the name to Essetle. After completing his studies he came back to Sweden and joined SLT where he got the job of assistant managing director.
He left the company in 1929 to start a new work with Akerlund. Together they both started to manufacture Cartons for keep Dry Fruits. In the later stages, the business was having a downfall. Akerlund sold his shares of Business to Ruben and this made him the single owner of the business. With being the single owner Ruben was having lesser thoughts of how to expand the business.
Once he noticed that non-carbonated liquids were inpoiling them. In 1952 he sold his first machine of tetrahedron pack to Lundabygdens Mejeri for the dairy purpose. Within 1968 his machine of Tetra Pak became famous and was in demand market. Ruben had three children, Gad, Sven and Hans after being married to Elisabeth.
Kirsten Rausing’s Parents
Kirsten is the elder daughter of Dr. Gad Rausing and Birgit Rausing. Finn took his first breath on 19th May 1922 and was an archaeologist and well-known Industrialist. He has devoted most of his times working as an archaeologist. In his childhood, he was working with his father in the manufacturing of Dry Fruit Cartons and knows this business very well.
In 1954 he became the Deputy Managing Director of the family business of Tetra Pak. With the increase in demand of company product, he was able to set foot in international markets.
With his marriage, they were blessed with three children. Gad was working with his brother Hans and together they made a huge impact on the business and made it bigger. Gad closed his eyes forever in 28th January 2000.
Kirsten Rausing’s Siblings
Jorn took over the control of the family business after the death of his father. He is having a seat at the board of members in the company. After being an active part of the business he became one of the richest people in the country.
Finn is the current member of the board in family business. He was born on 1st September 1955 at Lund, Sweden. In his earlier life, he was able to understand the packing business well. Therefore he is able to perform his role well on the board of members.
Kirsten Rausing’s Husband and Children
Kristen never married to anyone.
Kirsten Rausing’s Net worth
Kirsten is living a good life by breeding horses and a member of the board in Tetra Laval. She is also one of the richest women alive. She is having a Net worth of $5.9 Billion.