Net Worth: $22.6 Billion
- Source of Wealth Nutella, Chocolates
- Marital Status Widowed (Michele Ferrero)
- Full Name Maria Franca Fissolo Ferrero
- Nationality Italian
- Occupation Businesswoman
- Children 2 (Pietro, Giovanni)
About Maria Franca Fissolo
Italian businesswoman Maria Franca Fissolo has an estimated net worth of $22.6 billion as of February 2017, according to Forbes. She is best recognized as the widower of the famous Italian entrepreneur, Michele Ferrero. Her husband is known to be the founder of the chocolate manufacturing company, Ferrero SpA, which is considered as the second largest confectionery company across Europe. Among the company’s famous brands include Mon Chéri, Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Chocolate, Kinder Eggs, and Nutella.
Maria Franca Fissolo and Michele Ferrero have two sons together named Pietro and Giovanni Ferrero. It was in 1987 when the founder appointed his two sons as the co-CEOs of the company. However, Pietro died in 2011, leaving his brother, Giovanni, as the sole CEO. On the 14th of February 2015, Michele Ferrero died, leaving his massive wealth to his wife and son.