Michele Ferrero: May We Forever Thank You

While we’re decidedly not really Tic Tac people, Ferrero’s other big product (they don’t really work as breath mints and they’re not good enough to be candy, amiright?) we’ve definitely consumed our fair share of Nutella over the years. And on February 14th, the man behind the success of the hazelnut spread, Michele Ferrero, died.

Michele Ferrero: May We Forever Thank You

While it was Michele’s father who invented the tasty, addicting spread in 1944, it was Michele who turned the product into an international seller. He essentially single-handedly turned a popular family business into the fifth largest chocolate company in the world, and for that he had earned the title as one of Italy’s richest men.

Michele Ferrero left this world being worth over an estimated $23,000,000,000.

We wouldn’t expect (or want) the man behind the only thing in our cabinets throughout our four years of undergrad to be worth any less.

If for whatever unfathomable reason you have yet to taste God’s nectar, click here to find out fifty different ways to eat Nutella. We promise it won’t disappoint you as much as Fifty Shades did this weekend.