Red Bull Founder Died


The name┬áChaleo Yoovidhya probably doesn’t mean much to you. But he’s the original founder of the Red Bull energy drink, together with his Austrian business partner┬áDietrich Mateschitz.

Born into a poor farmer’s family, he later in life went to work in Bangkok as a bus conductor before he started to get into business. His rise to fortunes reads unlikely, and has all the ingredients of a typical rags-to-riches story. What’s more, despite being Thailand’s third richest man with an estimated fortune of $5 billion, he lived a rather reclusive life and prefered to spend time with his family. Read more about him here.