Who is Augusto Perfetti?
Augusto Perfetti was born in August 1946 in Italy.
He is the owner – together with his brother Giorgio Perfetti – of the Italian candy producer Perfetti Van Melle. He is one of the richest men in Italy, although he lives in Switzerland now.
Perfetti Van Melle
Perfetti Van Melle was founded by their father Ambrogio Perfetti in 1946. The company introduced chewing gum to Italy. It is famous for the Airheads Chewing gum. In 2001 Perfetti acquired van Melle, the Dutch producer of Mentos and Fruittella. Perfetti van Melle is the third-largest producer of sugar confectionery and gum in the world. The group operates 35 companies and has more than 20,000 employees. In 2019 Perfetti van Melle realized sales of EUR 2,7 billion, in more than 150 countries.
In 2006 the company, now called Perfetti van Melle, acquired the Spanish candy producer Chupa Chups.
Augusto Perfetti Net Worth
Forbes estimated the combined net worth of the Perfetti brothers at $4 billion.
Augusto’s brother Giorgio owns a large sailing yacht built in Holland. We were told he also owns a motor yacht. He is the owner of a rare Ferrari 250 GTO (I3869GT).
Giorgio Perfetti lives in a large house in Palm Beach, Florida
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