Hans Melchers was bornon 18 May 1938 in Vorden, Netherlands, Netherlands. Hans Melchers is #804 in List Billionaires People In The World. Hans Melchers derives the lion's share of his fortune from a large stake in HAL Trust, an international investment company based in Monaco. Before that, in the late 80s, Melchers purchased a chemical manufacturing company. Melchers retired as CEO in 2002 and the company was renamed Melspring. A passionate fan of bridge, the billionaire started his own professional team and provided major funding for the 2011 World Bridge Championship held in the Netherlands. He also collects modern and contemporary art, and in 2015 opened the MORE Museum in Gorssel, Netherlands to house over 1,000 of his pieces. Melchers purchased a small, 14th-century castle in the eastern Dutch city of Ruurlo, and hopes to open a second museum location there in 2017.
On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked #722 with a net worth of US$2
He "provided major funding for the 2011 world bridge championship held in the Netherlands" (in Veldhoven, hosted by NBB)
In 2008 Melchers started his own professional bridge team
His daughter, Claudia, was the victim of a kidnapping in September 2005
Since the early 1990s until 2007, Melchers was a major sponsor of the Dutch Bridge Federation (NBB)
Hans Daniel Melchers (born 18 May 1938 in Apeldoorn) is a Dutch businessman