Achievements

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      She is the daughter of Freddy Heineken, the Dutch industrialist, and Lucille Cummins, an American from a Kentucky family of Bourbon whiskey distillers.

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      She inherited about £3 Billion, which made her the wealthiest person with (shared) Dutch citizenship, when her father Freddy Heineken died in 2002.

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      The Sunday Times Rich List placed her 10th in ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK in the year 2013, with an estimated fortune of £7 Billion.

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is known for owning and controlling Heineken International, world’s third largest brewer.

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken owns a yacht named “Something Cool”, which was built in the year 1954 by Wilton Feyenoord in Holland.

Possessions

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      The yacht “Something Cool” built in 1954 by Wilton Feyenoord in Holland, has been owned by the Heineken family since 1971.

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      Villa Fiorentina was built in 1917 by the Countess Therese de Beauchamp in St Jean Cap Ferrat, France (FR) valued at $525 Million was bought by Heineken family in 1980.

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      She is the richest woman in the Netherlands, overtaking Queen Beatrix.

Interesting Facts

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      She is the executive director at Heineken and her spouse is the member of supervisory board at Heineken NV.

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      After a long solitude, she revealed in the interview to a magazine that the pressure encountered while taking the company after her father without preceding experience and fought tough to overcome the hurdles.

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      Her most important decision was to find a new CEO for Heineken, Jean-François van Boxmeer, when Heineken was losing ground against SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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      When her father was alive, she had made a clear choice to raise her five children and not work in the company Heineken.

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      She lived a fairly anonymous life in London with her husband and five children, in a stark contrast of her father Freddy Heineken.

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is the owner of Villa Fiorentina valued $525 Million, the mansion was purchased in 1980.