Top 10 richest Brits in drinks 2018

1. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho £11,100m £1,800m Inheritance, Brewing, Banking

Position 2018: 6

Position 2017: 10

Worth: £11.1 billion

Rise/fall: +£1.8bn

Sources: Inheritance, Brewing, Banking

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, 62, owns a controlling interest in the world’s second largest brewer, Heineken.

She inherited her 25% stake from her late father Freddy Heineken, grandson of the Dutch brewery’s founder, in 2002.

The de Carvalho family stake in Heineken is now valued at just over £11bn, having added a staggering £1.8 billion to their fortune in the past year alone.

Of the 141 women on this year’s rich list, with Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, of the brewing dynasty, is the biggest fortune of them all.

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