World’s richest booze billionaires

5.  Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

World ranking: #95

Country: Netherlands

Worth: $12.6bn

Age: 62

Business: The daughter of Freddy Heineken, the Dutch industrialist, and Lucille Cummins, an American from a Kentucky family of Bourbon whiskey distillers, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is the controlling owner of the world’s third-largest brewer, Heineken International, which owns a worldwide portfolio of over 170 beer brands.

She inherited her controlling 23% stake in 2002 following the death of her father. Its brands include Heineken, Red Stripe and Lagunitas.

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