Sunday, March 18, 2012

Red Bull inventor dies

The inventor of hugely popular Red Bull energy drinks, Chaleo Yoovidhya passed away Saturday in his native Thailand.  He was in his 80s (DOB not confirmed) and dies of natural causes.  Surprisingly, Chaleo turned what was once a simple pick-me-up for Thai construction workers and truck drivers into a worldwide brand.  Everyone has at least heard of Red Bull, with most having at least 1 in their lifetime.  The logo is plastered everywhere, and Red Bull is continuously advertising on tv, radio, and in the sports world.  At his time of death, Yoovidhya was the 205th richest man in the world, with a net worth of around $5 BILLION.  Wow.

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