Michele Ferrero
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Nutella entrepreneur Michele Ferrero dies aged 89

Billionaire Michele Ferrero, whose global chocolate empire made him Italy's richest man, has died aged 89.

His privately-owned firm is famous for its chocolate-hazelnut Nutella spread, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Kinder eggs and Tic Tac sweets.

Mr Ferrero died on Saturday at his Monaco home after months of illness, according to his company.

Caroline Hawley reports.

  • 16 Feb 2015
  • From the section Europe