Ferrero's first job at the family company was for the Tic Tac brand in Belgium, according to Forbes.
The Ferrero Group originated when Ferrero's grandfather, Pietro Ferrero, opened a chocolate shop in Alba, Italy, in 1946, Forbes reported. The store's main product was Supercrema, a hazelnut spread born from wartime chocolate shortages; it was the precursor to Nutella.
Over 70 years later, the Ferrero Group is the world's second-largest confectionery company. The company sold $11.9 billion worth of sweets in the fiscal year ending in August 2018, Bloomberg reported.
Thanks to various product additions and company acquisitions, the Ferrero Group's products now include Tic Tac mints; Kinder chocolates; Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, and Crunch candy bars; and Keebler, Famous Amos, and Little Brownie Bakers cookies; in addition to Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, according to a July press release.