Christian von Koenigsegg is a Swedish founder and owner of car manufacturing company Koenigsegg Automotive. The company is known to produce worlds fastest racing cars that are widely appreciated and proudly owned by car lovers. The entrepreneur is believed to have a net worth of $130 million US dollars.
Christian von Koenigsegg or Christian Erland Harald von Koenigsegg was born in Stockholm on 2 July 1972. Since the childhood, he was fascinated by racing cars. A Norwegian animated movie ‘Flaklypa Grand Prix’ influenced him so much so that at the tender age of 5, he wanted to own a customized racing car.
About, Christian von Koenigsegg personal life, not much is known. It is recorded that he got married in 2000, to Halldora von Koenigsegg, who co-owns the company with him. Rest is all about his professional growth and achievements as his life majorly revolves around the sports car and related technological innovation such as hollow air-core carbon wheels and Z Shaped – one pivot point anti-roll, to name few.
Christian Koenigsegg began his career in the automotive industry with a job of car-washing at Suzuki showroom and moppet repairer. In the year 1994, Koenigsegg began his own automobile manufacturing company with his family fortune. His first invention was designed by David Crraford following his prototype and guidelines. There on, he made many inventions such as triplex suspension for leveled speed, free valve technology for precision and time control, chip music player and a floor system.
Till 2014, the company has handcrafted only ten model with just hundred productions. Its price range believes to be $580,000 to $2,210,000. The models like Agera R, CCR and CC 8S, are also known to have together four Guinness World Record for the speed and power.
Christian Koenigsegg excellent design and brilliant art of technology and engineering have earned a lot of awards and accolades from the industry experts and critics. His company was awarded Power Car award for CCX and Power Car award for CCXR in the year 2007 and 2008, respectively. Thereafter, it was honored with Top Gear Hypercar of the Year for Agera (2010) and Agera R (2011). Also, in the year 2011, it was conferred with GT Spirit Hypercar of the Year for Agera R. Apart from these, the company had made four world records in the category of Most powerful production car and fastest production car.
As an entrepreneur, he has gained 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in South Sweden from Ängelholm Näringsliv.
How much is Christian Von Koenigsegg Net Worth in 2017
Christian Koenigsegg cars are known for being highest price cars in the world. The price and profit margin of the company is so high that the Koenigsegg is known to earn a net worth of $130 million US dollars in a very short span of time.
Christian Koenigsegg, the founder of the only Swedish sports car manufacturing company had a long journey before realizing the childhood dream of Swedish supercar. He had made many inventions and records in the industry through his passion for the racing cars which he gained from a movie based on a bicycle owner who makes his own racing car.