Dik Wessels was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands, Netherlands. Dik Wessels is #873 in List Billionaires People In The World. Dik Wessels took over a small construction company founded by his father in 1968 and turned it into one of the largest builders in the Netherlands. In 1997 he merged his company, Wessels, with Royal Volker Stevin, creating the biggest construction and engineering group in the Netherlands. He sold 45% of Volker Wessels to private equity giant CVC Capital Partners in 2007. Wessels bought back the stake in 2013, increasing his personal interest in the company to about 85%.