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Maria Franca Fissolo, one of the famous names in Italian Billionaire list, is better recognized as the widow of Michele Ferrero, a famous Italian entrepreneur. As the owner of Ferrero SpA, Europe’s second largest confectionery company, Maria holds a net worth of around $22 Billion estimated in 2016.
|Date of Birth||January 1, 1918|
|Source of Wealth||Nutella, Chocolates|
Maria Franca Fissolo enhanced the functioning of the Ferrero Group built by her husband and made it one of the world’s leading sweets company. The firm is best known for its iconic chocolate, Nutella, Hazelnut Spread, the Tic Tac mints, and the Kinder chocolates.
Maria Franca Fissolo’s business with time has gained global recognition and spread all over the world including North and South America, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, Australia; further in Mexico ,China, and Turkey.
She is an astute leader who has not only striven for expansion and sustainability of the business empire, but also endeavors for social preservation, and for the betterment of the environment.
Maria Franca Fissolo launched Palm Oil Charter in the year 2013. She has fought against deforestation and supports the stability between economic.
Maria Franca Fissolo is the owner of the second largest confectionery company across Europe, Ferrero SpA.
Maria Franca Fissolo's company has other popular brands under the same umbrella namely Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Chocolate, Mon Chéri, Kinder Eggs and Nutella.
Maria Franca Fissolo’s plush property in Monaco is one amongst the rich list of billionaires and quite beautiful to adore one in the city.
She owns many cars and loves to drive all by herself.
Maria Franca Fissolo is considered to be the 4th richest woman in the world and her net worth surpassed in 2016 the two business magnates, Leonardo Del Vecchio, and Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the Lego company owner.
The family business now owned by Maria Franca Fissolo was started by her father in law. He was first Italian manufacturer after World War II who had opened production sites worldwide in the confectionery segment, turning the Company into an international identity.
Maria Franca Fissolo’s company is the third-largest chocolate maker and confectionary company in the world.
Maria Franca Fissolo serves as the co-owner and the Chief Executive of Ferrero SpA.
Ferrero's Headquarter is situated in Pino Torinese, Italy with an operating income of €889 Million and over 33,219 employees.