Italy’s richest man, Michele Ferrero, creator of Nutella empire, dies after illness

Michele Ferrero, the Italian who built up the chocolate empire of Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, has died. His son, Giovanni, takes over the family business which employs 22,000 people.

The company announced Ferrero’s death on Saturday at the age of 89. He had been ill for several months.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella praised Ferrero as one of the protagonists of Italian industry: “always ahead of his time thanks to innovative products and his tenacious and reserved work.”
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