24 Billionaire attributes his success to the Virgin of Lourdes
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On 14 February 2014 died in Italy the most successful businessman of sweets and chocolates.
Born in 1924, Michele Ferrero had an estimated at 20,500 million euros, the largest in the country and the fourth in Europe fortune.
Despite its immense fortune, Ferrero was very different from the “jet set”: he was a devotee of the Virgin of Lourdes, who attributed the dramatic rise of the company, according to Carl Filii Foundation.
This son of chocolatiers in the small town of Alba, northwest of the peninsula, did not get rich with financial juggling or speculative maneuvers. He continued with the sweet family tradition, using dedication and intelligence, but pinning their hopes on Mary.
In 1964, improving the formula of his father, he created Ferrero Nutella. He also threw chocolate egg Kinder and Ferrero Rocher lines and Mon Cheri.
His company sold the equivalent of 8,000 million euros a year, being surpassed only by Nestle, which has a much broader product range in the confectionery sector.
At the entrance to each of its 20 factories, he ordered to place a column with the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes.
According to the British newspaper The Guardian, the Rocher brand is an allusion to the rock of the Grotto of Massabielle, where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette.
Michele was a living example that nobody is bad if he is rich, and that wealth is given by God to do a good example.
Michele organized every year to its French employees with a pilgrimage to Lourdes, where he used to preside over the procession of candles at the end of the day.
And he went with his senior managers to participate in the religious act, invoking the intercession of the Mother of God.
“Among rosaries and prayer groups strategies were discussed,” said Giuseppe Rossetto, mayor of the city for ten years.
Ferrero’s success is due to the Virgin of Lourdes. “Without her, we can just do nothing,” said billionaire in one of his rare public appearances, because he was very reserved. He did not give interviews, and there were very few photographs of him in the press or on the Internet.
Giacomo, her second child, ensures continuity of the family group, which employs 36,000 people worldwide.
In Italy, where strikes are frequent, it was amazing that do not have them in their factories.
Michele Ferrero in 1983 created a foundation that bears the name of his wife and children. It provides scholarships for students, provides medical care and helps with retirement, organizes conferences, exhibitions, and concerts.
Always under cover of She at whose feet he should now be eternally and which sings a hymn: “I dwell in the highest heaven, and my throne is on a column of clouds.”