Gustaf Douglas

About Gustaf Douglas

Birth Day: March 03, 1938
Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden
Spouse(s): Elisabeth von Essen (b. 1941)
Children: Eric Douglas (b. 1965) Carl Douglas (b. 1968)
Parent(s): Carl Ludvig Douglas (1908-1961) Ottora Maria Haas-Heye (1910-2001)

Gustaf Douglas

Gustaf Douglas was born on March 03, 1938 in Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden. Douglas was born a nobleman but without exceptional riches. After his first semester at Harvard Business School, he placed a bet on Volvo, buying 500 shares with the last of his savings and then borrowed against those holdings to pay the rest of the tuition. After business school he returned to Sweden and set out on a managerial consulting career that eventually led him to run state-owned TV channel SVT2. He was CEO of the Dagens Nyheter, Sweden's largest newspaper company and later led the film company, SF. He was forced to leave in 1980 -- the chairman believed his private investments in real estate posed a conflict of interest. In 1985 Douglas acquired a controlling stake in Swedish security firm Securitas, which he and fellow billionaire Melker Schörling turned into a global powerhouse. Today, Douglas and his family are the largest shareholders in Investment AB Latour and has interests in the world's largest producer of locks and one of the leading European light fixtures manufacturers. Douglas' two billionaire sons, Carl and Eric, sit on the board of both Investment AB Latour and several of the companies within the company's sphere. The Douglas family is among Sweden's largest private landowners.
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Occupation Service
Age 85 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 03, 1938 (Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden)
Birthday March 03
Town/City Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden
Nationality Sweden

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His maternal great-grandfather was Philip, Prince of Eulenburg and Hertefeld (1847–1921), a friend of Wilhelm II, whose youngest child Viktoria Ada Astrid Agnes Gräfin zu Eulenburg (1886–1967) married 1909 (div. 1921) professor Otto Ludwig Haas-Heye (1879–1959), and had issue, including two daughters. Gustaf descends through both his mother and Father from medieval Scandinavian nobility and rulers.


Gustaf Archibald Siegwart Douglas (born 3 March 1938) is the oldest son of Count Carl Ludvig Douglas (26 July 1908 Stjärnorp - 21 January 1961 Rio de Janeiro), a Swedish nobleman and diplomat who was Royal Swedish Ambassador to Brazil, and his Prussian wife Ottora Maria Haas-Heye (13 February 1910 Partenkirchen - 17 July 2001).


After an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1964, he worked in Sweden and was CEO of the newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Expressen between 1973 and 1980. After that he founded his company Investment AB Latour in 1984, through which he now controls security firm Securitas AB, the world-leading lock Producer Assa Abloy and more. He forms a partnership with fellow businessman Melker Schörling, who also controls a significant amount of Securitas shares and serves as the company's chairman. He is the eleventh wealthiest person in Sweden, according to Forbes magazine, with an estimated net worth of around US$3.2 billion as of March 2013.


In 2001 Douglas was elected to the board of the Moderate Party. He has a long history of political involvement, having campaigned in his teens for what was the predecessor of the Moderates. Douglas was, however, for a time active within the Liberal People's Party. Now he is known as a rather Conservative Moderate with a big interest in education policy.


In May 2013, Douglas acquired the only known Example of the 1855 Treskilling Yellow postage stamp, one of the rarest in the world, in a private sale.


His patriline is Scottish, of the Swedish-German branch, descended via two obscure generations, from the youngest son of James Douglas, 1st Lord Dalkeith, ancestor of the 15th century Earls of Morton. All these Douglases were of the Morton branch of the ancient Douglas family.


The Douglas family was introduced in the 17th century at Riddarhuset under number 19 among families of comital status. Gustaf Douglas has later served on the board of Riddarhuset.


He is married to Elisabeth, née von Essen, of another noble family. Gustaf and Elisabeth Douglas have two children, Carl and Eric. Both serve at different positions within the family group of companies. The Douglas family live at Rydboholm Castle outside Åkersberga. One of his younger sisters is Rosita Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough third (and former) wife of John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough. Gustaf’s other sister, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess in Bavaria is married to Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria.

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