Forbes’ annual billionaires’ list is always a bonanza of story ideas. And the richest newcomer to the 2015 list owes her fortune, in part, to Nutella.
She is Maria Franca Fissolo Ferrero, the widow of Nutella king Michele Ferrero. According to Forbes, she shares her $23.4 billion fortune with her family.
According to Reuters, there are rumors that the Ferrero Group could be rife for a sale, but at least for now, Mrs. Ferrero holds the reins.
There are a record 270 new names on the Forbes billionaires list this year, including Michael Jordan. The magazine estimates that the Jordan brand grossed $2.25 billion for Nike this year. But his wealth rests primarily in his stake of the Charlotte Hornets, worth $500 million.
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