Michele Ferrero & family

About Michele Ferrero & family

Birth Day: April 26, 1925
Birth Place: Italy
Died On: 14 February 2015(2015-02-14) (aged 89)\nMonte Carlo, Monaco
Birth Sign: Taurus
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Citizenship: Italian
Occupation: Owner of Ferrero SpA
Known for: Nutella, Mon Chéri, Kinder Chocolate, Ferrero Rocher, Tic Tacs, Kinder Eggs
Spouse(s): Maria Franca Fissolo
Children: Pietro Giovanni
Parent(s): Pietro Ferrero Piera Cillario
Website: www.ferrero.com

Michele Ferrero & family Net Worth

Michele Ferrero & family was bornon April 26, 1925 in Italy. Michele Ferrero, who built his father's sweets company into a global candy empire best known for its Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, passed away in February 2015 at age 89. Ferrero Group products also include Kinder, Ferrero Rocher and Tic-Tac. Michele's father Pietro got his start during World War II in northern Italy, where he set up a lab to supply his wife's pastry shop. Faced with rationed cocoa, he used the region's plentiful hazelnuts to create a spread that would eventually become Nutella. In 1949 Pietro died, briefly leaving the company in his brother's hands before son Michele took over. Starting in 1957, Michele aggressively targeted overseas markets while developing new brands and products. The following decades saw Ferrero grow across Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia, while he focused on new products such as the Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolates. In 1987, Michele made his sons Pietro and Giovanni co-CEOs. In 2011, Pietro, a cycling enthusiast, died suddenly during a bicycle training ride in South Africa. Giovanni, a published novelist, stepped into the role of chief executive full time.
Michele Ferrero & family is a member of Food and Beverage

💰 Net worth: $26.5 Billion

2010 $17 Billion
2011 $18 Billion
2012 $19 Billion
2013 $20.4 Billion
2014 $26.5 Billion
2018 $26.5 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1925

Michele Ferrero was born on 26 April 1925 in Dogliani, the son of Pietro Ferrero, who founded the Ferrero company, and his wife Piera Cillario.

1962

Ferrero married Maria Franca Fissolo in 1962, and they had two sons together, Giovanni Ferrero and Pietro Ferrero Jr.

2008

He was the richest person in Italy, with a personal wealth of $26bn surpassing Silvio Berlusconi in March 2008. In May 2014, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index listed Ferrero as the 20th richest person in the world.

2011

From 1997, his sons, Giovanni Ferrero and Pietro Ferrero, co-led the company. Pietro died on 18 April 2011, after an accident in South Africa. Giovanni became the sole CEO.

2015

He was a fervent Catholic. Ferrero visited the Lourdes shrine annually, and had a Madonna placed in every factory and office. Ferrero died on 14 February 2015, at his home in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He was 89.