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Jesper Buch is a Danish entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Just Eat. In 1998, he opened a restaurant in Blokhus and sold it at a profit after a year, before founding Just Eat in 2000, which nine years later became the world’s largest distributor of fast food.
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Jesper Buch was born on August 30, 1975 (age 46 years) in Kolding, Denmark. His parents are Jørn Buch and Jette Petersen. He has sister Jannie Buch. He graduated from Kolding Købmandsskole in 1995. He spent four years in the military, where he achieved the rank of first lieutenant. For the first few years, from 2000, Jesper Buch ran Just Eat from a basement while struggling to make the company profitable. When Just Eat started making a profit in 2004, he travelled to England and set up a branch there. In 2008, he decided to resign as director of Just Eat and moved to Spain, before in 2011 selling his shares in Just Eat for a larger million.
Over the years, Buch has invested in many different start-up companies such as Miinto, GoMore, Autobutler and Mentaline.com. He is also part of the TV series Løvens Hule on DR1, where new entrepreneurs have to sell their inventions and business ideas to well-known and established business people.
In 2008, Buch moved to Marbella, Spain. That same year, Buch founded Mentaline.com which later changed its name to gomentor.com. The site connects psychologists and coaches online so clients can conduct sessions via the Internet. The company is currently online in Denmark, Norway and the UK.
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Buch was invited to one of the royal family’s dinners in 2012, as he is a symbol for Danish entrepreneurs. Along with only five others, he was invited for a personal conversation with Queen Margrethe after dinner.
In 2013, Buch was the most searched profile on the website proff.dk. That same year, he was also named “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum as the fifth Dane ever.
In addition, Buch has participated in the TV 2 program Den Hemmelige Millionær , where Buch went undercover for 10 days in the busy Mjølnerparken in Copenhagen, after which he eventually donated 300,000 kroner to projects in the local area.
Jesper Buch is currently a co-owner of a large number of stores, including Miinto, GoMentor (formerly Mentaline), Nabo, Drinkster, Autobutler, GoMore, Domino’s Pizza (DK), Hungry Group, Fitbay, Plecto, Crowdy House, Fishtrip, Vivino, Dyekjaer Design and Reshopper. Companies he sold: Just Eat, Just-brand, Osuma, Autobutler.dk and Ungarbejde.dk. In addition, Jesper Buch has invested in a number of failed companies – including Drinkster.
In the year 2000, Jesper Buch established the company Foodsoon.DK, but before the project went online, the name was changed to Just-eat. The company was started in a basement on Domhusgade in Kolding. At the end of 2002, there were only three employees in Just-Eat and some of the original co-owners were bought out. The company at that time had only 100 restaurants online and approx. 200 orders a day. In 2004, revenues went up in line with expenditures and Iceland became the first export market.
In early 2005, all the company’s shareholders except Buch and angel investor Carsten Mikkelsen were bought out by a Danish rich man from Hong Kong. Later in 2005, Jesper Buch decided to do it all over again, starting Just-eat.co.uk. In addition to this, Buch also started Just-eat in the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden and Iceland. The company currently has over 1000 employees.
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In mid-2008, Buch first sold some of its shares in Just-eat to Index Ventures. In 2011, Buch sold the rest of its shares in Just-eat and to date is the person who has held Just-eat’s top position as director for the longest time, namely almost 9 years and the board for almost 12 years. Buch’s successor Klaus Nyengaard sat from the end of 2008 until 2012, ie 4 years.
In 2009, Buch co-founded the Miinto Group. Miinto Group is currently in 6 markets and has over 200 employees. Jesper calls Miinto for his chapter number 2 (chapter number 1 was according to his own statement Just-Eat). Miinto is currently online in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Poland.
In 2012, Jesper Buch published the book KICK-ASS – From the basement to billion, which describes the start-up with Just-eat and his first subsequent projects. The book was at a one-time number 1 on iTunes in Denmark.
In 2018, Jesper Buch published the book All in. Jesper Buch was an investor in the 1-5 season of DR1’s Løvens Hule, his investments in the first season were Washa, Min Beste Bog, KidUp, REC Watches and Demovare.
Jesper Buch is married to Renata Mollerup Sørensen. He has a child Fie Buch.
Jesper Buch net worth
How much is Jesper Buch? Jesper Buch net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His main source of income is from his private businesses. Jesper Buch’s successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. Buch and his companies have won the E-Commerce Award most times with nominations and awards in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.