Goldschmeding, who founded the world’s second biggest staffing agency in 1960 when he was 27, is worth some €3.5bn, the magazine said. This is down around 25% on last year’s Quote 500 estimate.
By contrast, numbers two and three on the list – construction magnate Dick Wessels and chemicals billionaire Hans Melchers – have both seen their worth grow.
Wessels, who retains an 85% stake in VolkerWessel, is said to be worth €3.3bn, a rise of 10% on last year. Melchers, who has a large stake in investment group HAL Trust, is said to be worth €2.5bn, up 25% on a year ago.
TV mogul John de Mol and car importer Wijnand Pon complete the top 5.
The richest Dutch national living abroad is Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, whose fortune is estimated at €11bn by Quote. The richest Dutch family is the Brenninkmeijer clan, founders of the C&A department store group, with an estimated worth of €21bn.