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Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

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Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

Net worth: $11 billion
Country: Netherlands
Source of wealth: Heineken
Beer heiress Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is one of the richest women in the world. A decade ago she inherited a 25% controlling stake in Dutch brewer Heineken from her late father, Freddy Heineken. The company has more than 170 premium brands in more than 65 countries.

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