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“If you have a passion and the ability to pursue it, follow that. You’ll probably be better off following your passion than doing what you’re supposed to do. It was probably a mistake not to do some business education. I think it may have given me the respect that I have to fight for”.
|Source Of Wealth||Heineken, Inherited from her Father|
|Residence||London, United Kingdom|
|Spouse||Michel de Carvalho|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts / Science, Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar; Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Leiden|
She is the daughter of Freddy Heineken, the Dutch industrialist, and Lucille Cummins, an American from a Kentucky family of Bourbon whiskey distillers.
She inherited about £3 Billion, which made her the wealthiest person with (shared) Dutch citizenship, when her father Freddy Heineken died in 2002.
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.
The yacht “Something Cool” built in 1954 by Wilton Feyenoord in Holland, has been owned by the Heineken family since 1971.
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.
She is the richest woman in the Netherlands, overtaking Queen Beatrix.
She is the executive director at Heineken and her spouse is the member of supervisory board at Heineken NV.
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.
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.
When her father was alive, she had made a clear choice to raise her five children and not work in the company Heineken.
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.