The Netherlands’ 500 wealthiest people boosted their worth by an average of almost 5% last year, taking their total estimated worth to almost €3 trillion, according to the latest issue of the Quote 500 rich list.
At the same time, the threshold for inclusion rose by €10 million to €120 million – as racing driver Max Verstappen stepped into 500th place.
Among the other new entrants on the list this year is prince Bernhard, cousin of king Willem-Alexander, who has built up a property and business empire and is now said to be worth €125 million. Bernhard, who part owns the Zandvoort race track, is 481th on the list.
Top of the list is, once again, Heineken heiress Carvalho-Heineken, who is now said to be worth €12.8 billion, a 5% drop on 2021. In second place is Luxaflex king Ralph Sonnenberg, with a fortune of €6.2 billion and in third, Frits Goldschmeding, founder of the Randstad staffing agency and worth €5.2 billion.
The highest newcomer on the list is Peter Bijvelds, head of electric bus builder Ebusco who is in 95% place with a worth of €480 million.
The biggest loser is Just Eat Takeway founder Jitse Groen, who has lost 75% of his assets in a year, and is now in 175th place with an estimated worth of €285 million. Last year, he was in 34th position.
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