Maria Franca Fissolo net worth: Maria Franca Fissolo is an Italian businesswoman who has a net worth of $23 billion. Maria Franca Fissolo is the widow of Michele Ferrero who owned chocolate manufacturer Ferraro SpA which is Europe's second largest confectionery company. Ferrero passed away in February 2015. Ferrero SpA includes brands such as Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Mon Cheri, Kinder Chocolate, Kinder Eggs, and Tic Tacs. Maria and Michele had two sons together named Pietro and Giovanni who were made co-CEOs in 1987. Pietro passed away in 2011 in a bicycle training ride. Ferrero's father Pietro started out during World War II setting up a lab to supply his wife's pastry shop and he created the spread Nutella due to rationed cocoa the region's plentiful supply of hazelnuts.
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