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  1. Nutella Maker Dies on Valentine’s Day

    Famed chocolatier Michele Ferrero, 89, died Italy’s richest man, worth $23.4 billion thanks to the famous chocolate-hazelnut spread, Ferrero Rocher pralines, Kinder eggs, Tic Tacs and other candy. His father, Pietro, invented supercrema gianduja by blending scare cocoa with hazelnuts during World War II. Michele renamed it Nutella after he inherited the firm in 1957, and he expanded the family business into a global confectionery empire Willy Wonka would drool over. Still private, the dolce fortuna passes to Ferrero’s 50-year-old son, Giovanni.

    Quartz, Forbes

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