Birgit Rausing & family

About Birgit Rausing & family

Birth Year: 1919
Birth Place: Sweden
Residence: Vaud, Switzerland
Citizenship: Sweden
Spouse(s): Gad Rausing (died 2000)
Children: three: Kirsten (born 1952), Finn (born 1955), Jörn (born 1960)
Relatives: Henry Mayne (father), Ruben Rausing (father-in-law)

Birgit Rausing & family

Birgit Rausing & family was born on 1919 in Sweden. She and her 3 children inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval after her husband's death in 2000. The $12 billion (sales) company's breakthrough aseptic ­packaging technology makes it possible to store beverages like milk and orange juice without refrigeration; some criticize the ­innovation for being difficult to recycle. All of her children sit on Tetra Laval's board; son Jörn is head of mergers and acquisitions. Son Finn is chairman of the board of the Swedish R.R. Institute of Applied Economics. Daughter Kirsten is a horse breeder in the U.K. The family keeps a low profile, which may have something to do with the 1989 attempted kidnapping of Jörn.
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She is the daughter of Swedish landscape Painter Henry Mayne (1891–1975). In 1944 her father-in-law Ruben Rausing (1895–1983) founded Tetra Pak, which revolutionized the packaging of liquids such as juices and milk. The company was inherited by his sons Gad and Hans. In 1996, Gad bought his brother's half of the company. When Gad died in 2000, his wife Birgit and their three children inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval.


Birgit Rausing and her family had an estimated net worth of US$13.0 billion in 2010. She is the third wealthiest person in Sweden, according to Forbes magazine.


The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) library has been renamed as Gad & Birgit Rausing Library to acknowledge the donation provided by the Rausing family to construct the library building. Mr. Dennis Jönsson, CEO Tetra Pak inaugurated Gad & Birgit Rausing Library on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Mr. Jönsson appreciated that the funds donated by the Rausing family were utilized for educational purposes. He also unveiled a plaque commemorating the Rausing family's donation for development of the library building.

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