Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

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Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken (born 30 June 1954, Amsterdam) is the owner of a controlling interest in the world's third-largest brewer, Heineken International.[1]

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

Charlene Heineken studied law at the University of Leiden. She married 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 she met on a ski holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. They reside in London, England with their five children.

Upon the death of her father in 2002, she inherited a fortune worth approximately three billion pound sterling, which, by 2013 had grown to £7.3Bn, making her by far the wealthiest person with (shared) Dutch citizenship.[2][3] She sits on the board of management of Heineken, and her husband is a member of the supervisory board.

See also


  1. ^ Bertoni, Steven. "In Pictures: World's Richest Women - Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken -". Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  2. ^ Rossingh, Danielle (2003-02-26). "BBC NEWS". Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  3. ^ The Daily Telegraph - Sunday Times Rich List 2010: Britain's richest see wealth rise by one third, 24 April 2010

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