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The New Top 5 Richest People in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands is one of the most expensive countries, so it might come as no surprise that it’s home to some of the world’s mega-rich. Of the 2,755 wealthiest people on the Forbes 2021 list, 11 of them are Dutch. Many of these elite figures belong to famously wealthy Dutch families who have run multinational companies for generations.

The Netherlands has a developed economy and has been playing a special role in the European economy for many centuries. Since the 16th century, shipping, fishing, agriculture, trade, and banking have been leading sectors of the Dutch economy. The Netherlands has the 17th-largest economy in the world and ranks 11th in GDP (nominal) per capita. Between 1997 and 2000 annual economic growth (GDP) averaged nearly 4%, well above the European average.

Since the beginning of time, this great nation has been able to catapult into being the greatest in the industries that make a country grow. Impeccable individuals from the Netherlands have created corporations, industries, franchises, and have undertaken humanitarian purposes to capture the minds of the world.

In today’s article, we will take a look at the top 5 richest people in the Netherlands that have created their wealth through creating employment and rising above the challenges to be who they are now according to Forbes

Without wasting much time let’s dive in.

Rank Name of PersonalityEstimated Net Worth
#1Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken$18.4 Billion
#2Frits Goldschmeding$6.4 Billion
#3Arnout Schuijff$4.1 Billion
#4Hans Melchers$3.1 Billion
#5Pieter van der Does$3.1 Billion
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Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

She is the daughter of Freddy Heineken and the great-granddaughter of Gerard Adrian Heineken, who founded the Heineken brewing company. Her mother is Lucille Cummins, who came from a family of bourbon whiskey distillers in Kentucky. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken owns 25% of Heineken and she is an executive director of the company.

Frits Goldschmeding

In 1960, Goldschmeding founded the company, which later became Randstad Holding with Ger Daleboudt, a fellow economics student, while they were both still at university. The company was originally called Uitzendbureau Amstelveen, and it is a multinational human resource consulting firm that operates across 39 countries. Initially, the company was run out of a dorm room, but there are now offices in various locations across the globe. The company went public in 1990, then merged with Dutch group Vedior in 2008. Goldschmeding currently owns a 35% stake in the company. Alongside running the company, Godlschmeding was also a professor at Nyenrode Business University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Arnout Schuijff

Schuijff is one of the co-founders of the online payment system, Adyen. He owns a 6.4% stake in the company, while his brother, Joost, also has a stake in the company, as does billionaire entrepreneur Pieter van der Does. In September 2020, Schuijff retired from his role as chief technology officer. Arnout Schuijff is married and lives in Amsterdam.

Hans Melchers 

Melchers is a passionate bridge player and provided major funding for the world bridge championships in 2011. Although his wealth means that he lives a comfortable lifestyle, it is also led to a situation that puts his family in danger. Melchers is married with two children, and his daughter, Claudia, was kidnapped in September 2005. After two days of confinement, she was released by the kidnapper.

Pieter van der Does

Peter van der Does is an Internet entrepreneur who is known for being the co-founder and chief executive officer of Adyen, which is an online payment system. The company was founded in 2006. Van der Does is married and lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Prior to co-founding this company with Arnout Schuijff, Van der Does and Schuijff both worked together for the e-commerce platform Bibit in 2000.

You can also read more about the top richest people in the Netherlands on moneyinc. You can also check out our list for the top 10 richest people in Kenya also here: georgeweb.org

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