Giovanni Ferrero

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Giovanni Ferrero
Born (1964-09-21) 21 September 1964 (age 54)
Farigliano, Italy
EducationEuropean Schools
Alma materLebanon Valley College
Net worthUS$21.9 billion (June 2018)[1]
TitleCEO, Ferrero SpA
Spouse(s)Paola Rossi
Parent(s)Michele Ferrero
Maria Franca Fissolo
RelativesPietro Ferrero (grandfather)
Pietro Ferrero Jr. (brother)

Giovanni Ferrero (born 21 September 1964) is an Italian businessman. He assumed the leadership of the confectionery company Ferrero SpA after the death of his brother Pietro Ferrero in 2011. He has a net worth of $21.9 billion as of June 2018, according to Bloomberg.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Farigliano, Italy, the son of Maria Franca Fissolo and Michele Ferrero, the owner of the multinational confectionery corporation Ferrero. In 1975, he moved to Brussels, Belgium, where he studied at the European Schools.[2] Then he moved to the US, where he studied marketing at Lebanon Valley College.[3][4]


On completing his studies, he returned to Europe to work in the family company. In 1997 he became joint-CEO of Ferrero together with his brother Pietro.

In April 2011, after the death of his brother in an accident, he became the sole CEO.[5][6]


  • "Marketing progetto 2000. La gestione della complessità", 1990
  • "Stelle di tenebra", Mondadori 1999[2]
  • "Campo Paradiso", Rizzoli 2007
  • "Il canto delle farfalle", Rizzoli 2010

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Paola Rossi.[7] They have two sons.


  1. ^ a b "The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's richest people". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  2. ^ a b "Archivio Corriere della Sera". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ "International Entrepreneur Giovanni Ferrero To be Honored at NIAF Gala in Washington, D.C. - The National Italian American Foundation". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  4. ^ "Giovanni Ferrero, laurea ad honorem all'Università di Parma". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  5. ^ "Morto in Sudafrica Pietro Ferrero, ad del gruppo della Nutella - Corriere della Sera". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  6. ^ John Hooper. "Ferrero unwrapped: Italy's secretive confectioner opens its doors | Business". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  7. ^ "Cattedrale gremita per la Messa in memoria di Michele Ferrero - Gazzetta d'Alba - Dal 1882 il settimanale di Alba, Langhe e Roero". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  • Storia della Famiglia Ferrero[1]

  1. ^ "Storia". Retrieved 2016-05-19.