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Michele Ferrero

1925 - 2015

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Michele Ferrero (Italian pronunciation: [miˈkɛːle ferˈrɛːro]; 26 April 1925 – 14 February 2015) was an Italian billionaire businessman. He owned the chocolate manufacturer Ferrero SpA, Europe's second largest confectionery company (at the time of his death), which he developed from the small bakery and café of his father in Alba, Piedmont. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michele Ferrero has received more than 705,707 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Michele Ferrero is the 93rd most popular businessperson (down from 91st in 2019), the 1,031st most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,050th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Businessperson.

Michele Ferrero is most famous for being the founder of Ferrero SpA, the largest chocolate manufacturer in the world.

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Among businesspeople, Michele Ferrero ranks 93 out of 601Before him are Flavio Briatore, Paul Reuter, Benjamin Guggenheim, Madam C. J. Walker, John McAfee, and Bertha Benz. After him are Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Ivana Trump, Sam Walton, Louis Chevrolet, Eusebi Güell, and Gianni Infantino.

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Among people born in 1925, Michele Ferrero ranks 59Before him are Barbara Bush, Simon van der Meer, Bülent Ecevit, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jean Tinguely, and Ieng Sary. After him are Alain Touraine, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Celia Cruz, Frei Otto, Dick Van Dyke, and Claude Lanzmann. Among people deceased in 2015, Michele Ferrero ranks 49Before him are Zito, Alcides Ghiggia, Faten Hamama, Pierre Brice, James Horner, and René Girard. After him are Fatema Mernissi, Ben E. King, Frei Otto, Marshall Rosenberg, Francesco Rosi, and Yoichiro Nambu.

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Among people born in Italy, Michele Ferrero ranks 1,031 out of 4,668Before him are Riccardo Broschi (1698), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Niccolò dell'Abbate (1512), Raf Vallone (1916), Vincenzo Viviani (1622), and Adelaide of Austria (1822). After him are Lars Porsena (-600), Luigi Cadorna (1850), Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1634), Nicola Amati (1596), Maurice Garin (1871), and Guarino Guarini (1624).


Among businesspeople born in Italy, Michele Ferrero ranks 7Before him are Cosimo de' Medici (1389), Guccio Gucci (1881), Ettore Bugatti (1881), Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916), Giovanni Agnelli (1866), and Flavio Briatore (1950). After him are Giulia Tofana (1581), Massimo Moratti (1945), Vincenzo Lancia (1881), Piero Ferrari (1945), Mino Raiola (1967), and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (1947).