Top 17 richest Brits in drinks

1. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho

Position 2019: 7

Position 2018: 6

Worth: £12 billion

Rise/fall: +£900m

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 £12bn, having added £900m to their fortune in the past year alone.

2018’s sales figures for Heineken were the brewer’s best in a decade which it attributed to the rise of alcohol-free beers. Heineken owns brands including Lagunitas, Newcastle Brown Ale and Strongbow, and has a minority stake in London craft brewer Beavertown.

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