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List of notable or famous entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top entrepreneurs born in the Netherlands and even some popular entrepreneurs who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch entrepreneurs then this list is the perfect resource for you. These entrepreneurs are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known entrepreneur from the Netherlands is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Victor Muller and Ben Woldring.

This historic entrepreneurs from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch entrepreneurs of note?" and "Who are the most famous entrepreneurs from the Netherlands?" These prominent entrepreneurs of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch entrepreneurs.

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Alfred Peet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the Netherlands
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Alfred H. Peet was a Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California, in 1966. He is most famous for introducing custom coffee roasting to the United States. Peet was born in Alkmaar, Netherlands, where his father ran a small coffee roastery before World War II. After the war, Peet left London, where he had apprenticed with a coffee and tea company, and worked as a tea taster in the Dutch East Indies and New Zealand before immigrating to San Francisco, California in 1955, where he worked in the coffee importing industry. After becoming dismayed at the poor quality of coffee in the United States, he opened his own coffee store in Berkeley, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 87 (1920-2007)

Birthplace: Alkmaar, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Anton Pieter du Mée

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ben Woldring is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the Netherlands
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Ben Woldring is a Dutch internet entrepreneur and millionaire from Usquert who first rose to fame in the fall of 1998 when, for a school assignment, he made a website where consumers could compare prices for mobile phone services. As a result, he appeared on television programmes like Kassa and the Jeugdjournaal. In 1999, the website Bellen.com registered its 100,000th visitor; a year later, Woldring started the company Bencom B.V. and hired his mother as an employee. In 2003, he won Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award and on November 14, 2006 he was named the best European Entrepreneur under 25 by Business Week. He is also an ambassador for the Beatrix Kinderkliniek in Groningen ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 33

Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands

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Dirk Scheringa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from the Netherlands
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Age: 65

Birthplace: Grijpskerk, Netherlands

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