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Nutella creator Michele Ferrero passes away

The Italian chocolateer with a $30B net worth passes away.

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Published Sun, Feb 15 2015 9:45 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:10 PM CST

Nutella addicts, put down your chocolaty spread for a moment and tip your hat to the creator of the delectable treat, Michele Ferrero, who has passed away at the ripe old age of 89.

Nutella creator Michele Ferrero passes away | TweakTown.com

Ferrero's father Pietro Ferrero established the company that carried his name in 1946, Pietro Ferrero created the recipe for a creamy hazelnut and cocoa mix which was later tweaked and sold to market as Nutella when it was launched by Michele Ferrero in 1964. Since then, it's gone on to be the highest selling chocolate nut spread, beloved by millions. Under Michele's leadership Ferrero expanded its range of products exponentially, including Ferrero Rocher, Raffaello, Mon Chéri and the Kinder chocolate line, including the egg-favorite Kinder Surprise.

At the time of his death, Ferrero was the richest man in Italy, with a net worth of $30 billion.

NEWS SOURCE:abc.net.au

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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