Svein Erik Bakke, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Svein Erik Bakke

Norwegian businessman

Date of Birth: 11-Jun-1947

Place of Birth: Sørum, Akershus, Norway

Date of Death: 21-Nov-2006

Profession: entrepreneur

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Svein Erik Bakke

  • Svein Erik Bakke (11 June 1947 – 21 November 2006) was a Norwegian entrepreneur.
  • Bakke was born at Sørum in Romerike, Norway.
  • He began building his fortune by cleaning as a seventeen-year-old.
  • Earning the nickname Vaske-Bakke (Washing-Bakke), he went on to found the cleaning and laundry company Viking-gruppen (The Viking Group), which reached a total of 750 employees.
  • After suffering a nervous breakdown, leading to a suicide attempt on 23 December 2001, Bakke sold his company.
  • Later he put his fortune into property development in Trysil as a winter sports venue.
  • He was also working with developing tourist resorts in Brazil.
  • Bakke was found dead in his apartment in Oslo on Tuesday, 21 November 2006 having taken his own life.
  • Bakke who was divorced left his fiancée, Kajsa Lundgaard.
  • His two children from a former marriage, Siv Rivenes Bakke and Ulf Bakke, inherited his business interests.

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