Ingvar Kamprad was a Swedish countryside boy who decided to help his poverty-stricken family by selling matches, which were considered essential. When selling matches started falling short, he decided to switch gears. Nonetheless, Kamprad did not give up. His efforts bore fruit when he got a chance to start his business. Thus, IKEA was born, with Kamprad being the head as a mere teenager. Over time, the company went on to focus on furniture.