Quote 500 has just released its annual list of the richest Dutchies in the Netherlands. Heineken’s Charlene de Carvalho remains the richest with a whooping capital of 14.2 billion euros! Gotta love [hate] your wealth hoarders.
According to NOS, Heineken had a growing turnover and “[added] 1.5 billion euros to its assets this year”. To be on this Quote 500 list, you have to be born into wealth.
The rich are just getting richer
What a world we live in when the rich are just getting richer! According to NU.nl, there are a total of 37 billionaires in the Netherlands: a record high number for this country, and six more than last year. This year, they have even set the lower limit higher where, if you have to make it onto the list, the person needs to have 88 million euros in assets.
It was also found that the combined wealth of the 500 of the richest Dutchies has increased by at least 10% (to 179.8 billion euros) as compared to last year.
Who else made it onto the Quote 500 list?
The top three is rounded off with Frits Goldschmeding (capital of 4.4 billion euros), founder of Randstad Holding; and Gérita and Inge Wessels (combined capital of 3.6 billion euros), daughters of Dik Wessels, owners of the largest construction company in the Netherlands.
DJ Tiësto also made it on there but he is only a meagre millionaire with a capital of 160 million euros. Princess Mabel van Oranje-Nassau with capital worth 290 million euros also made it onto the list.
Quote 500 has also named the richest families to be Brenninkmeijer, owners of C&A (22.5 billion euros), Van der Vorm family of the HAL investment fund (8.5 million euros) and the De Rijcke family of Kruidvat (2.2 billion euros).
What would you even do with that much money? End poverty, maybe? Stop exploiting workers, perhaps? Invest in minimizing climate change? Just a few suggestions. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!