Ingvar Kamprad, the Swedish founder of the Ikea furniture chain, has died at the age of 91.

Mr.Kamprad died at his home in Smaland.

The billionaire was born in 1926 in Smaland and founded Ikea at the age of 17. He used some money his father has given him as a gift for performing well at school despite his dyslexia.

“He worked until the very end of his life, staying true to his own motto that most things remain to be done,” it added. Mr Kamprad eventually stepped down from the company’s board in 2013, at the age of 87.