Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
|Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken|
30 June 1954
|Education||Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar|
|Alma mater||University of Leiden|
|Net worth||US$12.7 billion (March 2017)|
|Spouse(s)||Michel de Carvalho|
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken (born 30 June 1954) is a Dutch-English businesswoman and the owner of a 25% controlling interest in the world's second-largest brewer, Heineken International. She is one of the richest women in the UK, with a net worth of $12.7 billion as of March 2017, according to Forbes.
Charlene Heineken was born on 30 June 1954, the daughter of Freddy Heineken, the Dutch industrialist, and Lucille Cummins, an American from a Kentucky family of bourbon whiskey distillers. She was educated at Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar, followed by a law degree from the University of Leiden.
She is married to Michel de Carvalho, a financier involved in NM Rothschild and Citi businesses, graduate of Harvard University, former film actor (as Michel Ray), and former Olympic luger, whom she met on a ski holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He is a member of the supervisory board of Heineken NV. They reside in London with their five children.
Upon the death of her father in 2002, she inherited about £3 billion, making her the wealthiest person with (shared) Dutch citizenship. In 2013, the Sunday Times Rich List ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK placed her 10th with an estimated fortune of £7billion.
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While women in the Netherlands generally attach their maiden name to their married name, Charlene, as a London resident, had dropped “Heineken” from her surname.
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