Dutch businessman Wim Van Der Leegte has an estimated net worth of $2 billion, according to Forbes. He is the owner of the VDP Groep which is one of Europe’s largest close corporations of bus and automobile manufacturing and was created by his own father, Pieter van der Leegte in 1953. Before becoming an influential corporation, VDP Groep was a truck part production firm where Wim Van Der Leegte started working at the age of 19 while still attending university. Three months of joining the firm, he oversaw it and controlled his father’s entire stake in 1972. In 1993, VDP Groep bought out bus manufacturer DAF Bus International and Steelweld respectively. Since then, the firm has expanded its business into more than a transportation manufacturing company. The privately held company also partakes in heating and cooling systems for the gas and oil industries and equipment producing for agriculture. Wim Van Der Leegte is also owner of a stud farm and breeds and trains show horses. He is married with three children and the family resides in Eindhoven, Netherlands.