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Hans Melchers

Hans Melchers’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $2.99 Billion
Residence: Vorden, Netherlands
Country: Netherlands
BirthDay: 18 May 1938
Sigh: Gemini
Children: 2
BIOGRAPHY

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.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2011

$1.6 Billion

2012

$1.5 Billion

2013

$1.7 Billion

2014

$1.9 Billion

2015

$2.2 Billion

2016

$2.4 Billion

2017

$2.8 Billion

2018

$2.99 Billion

TIMELINE
2016

On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked #722 with a net worth of US$2

2011

He "provided major funding for the 2011 world bridge championship held in the Netherlands" (in Veldhoven, hosted by NBB)

2008

In 2008 Melchers started his own professional bridge team

2005

His daughter, Claudia, was the victim of a kidnapping in September 2005

1990

Since the early 1990s until 2007, Melchers was a major sponsor of the Dutch Bridge Federation (NBB)

1938

Hans Daniel Melchers (born 18 May 1938 in Apeldoorn) is a Dutch businessman

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