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Furniture moguls among top 100 wealthiest Poles

Forbes has unveiled its much-anticipated roster of the 100 wealthiest individuals in Poland for 2024, featuring four prominent figures from the country's furniture industry. Of the 100 individuals listed, an overwhelming majority, totalling 92, have achieved billionaire status. While the top ten positions in the list are currently occupied by individuals outside the furniture manufacturing domain, the sector's presence becomes prominent in the subsequent rankings. And, all furniture magnates featured in the list have witnessed an uptick in their accumulated wealth. So, who are the illustrious members of the top 100 richest Poles?

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Claiming the 18th spot are Bogdan and Elżbieta Kaczmarek, boasting a combined wealth of £660 million. Renowned for their roles in founding Com40, the Comforty brand, and Correct, a key supplier for IKEA, the duo made headlines in December 2023 with their joint acquisition of Pfleiderer Grajewo alongside Innova Capital.

At position 24, we find Grzegorz, Sebastian, and Marcin Ćwik, whose collective wealth amounts to £520 million. Sons of the esteemed founder of the Agata furniture retail chain, Aleksandra Ćwik, the trio has been instrumental in expanding the family business, with the imminent opening of the 35th showroom in Koszalin.

Securing the final spot in the top 30 is Stanisław Bieńkowski, whose wealth is valued at £480 million. As per Forbes' assessment, Bieńkowski, the proprietor of Stelmet, holds a preeminent position in the industry, with his company leading the charts for wooden garden architecture production in both Poland and Europe.

Occupying the 79th position, alongside Grażyna Kulczyk, are siblings Grzegorz and Radosław Gugała, whose combined assets total £290 million. The dynamic duo has played an instrumental role in steering the G3 Group to become one of the largest players in Poland's furniture sector.

Also making a notable appearance on the list is Antoni Ptak and family. The owner of various trade facilities, including the Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Ptak's wealth of £260 million secures him the 83rd position.

Source: Forbes Magazine's List of the 100 Richest Poles for 2024.

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