Michele Ferrero (1927-). Inherited fortune. He is the owner of the chocolate maker Ferrero SpA, which manufacture brands such as Brands include Ferrero Rocher, Nutella, Tic Tacs and Kinder Eggs. He is married and has two children. Notoriously private Michele relinquished day-to-day oversight to sons Pietro, 39, and Giovanni, 41, who are co-chiefs.
$8.5 billion as of 2005.