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#10 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken – Age 64 – 2019 Net Worth $15.3 Billion
Many times, when we think of the richest people in the world, we think of the typical male businessman or computer geek, but we don’t realize that many of the richest people in the world are women. In our world today, sometimes we can forget to recognize the pivotal role women play, and just how crucial they are to the advancement of our society. The world is full of intelligent female business leaders who are often under appreciated. Because of this, we wanted to showcase some of the most successful female business leaders of our time by compiling a list of the 10 wealthiest women on the planet in 2019. Many of these women are self made billionaires who defy the typical perception that is often put on women. We hope you will enjoy discovering just who these female business magnates are and how they made their fortunes!
Coming in at number ten on our list of the richest women alive in 2019 is Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, who holds a controlling 23% stake in Heineken, after inheriting it from her late father Freddy Heineken. At the age of 64, Charlene has a staggering net worth of about $15.3 billion dollars, making her the tenth richest women in the world today. If you have ever been out to a restaurant or bar, chances are good they have Heineken beer on tap. The popular beer is a pale lager beer that takes 28 days to brew and is known for its green bottles and packaging. Heineken beer has been around for 155 years, helping to make the Heineken family one of the richest families in history.
It was Charlene’s great grandfather, Gerard Adriaan Heineken who got the family business started by convincing his wealthy mother to help buy a small brewery in 1864, De Hooiberg (The Haystack) brewery in Amsterdam. Gerard then helped develop the brewing process for the first ever Heineken beer. Since that time, Heineken beer has won multiple international awards for it’s fine quality and delicious taste. These awards and the business acumen of the Heineken family has helped make Heineken one of the most valuable beer brands in history.
Coming up on the next pages the 10 richest women in the world – #1 might surprise you!
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