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Hans Riegel, Billionaire Maker of Gummy Bears, Dies at 90

Hans Riegel, the German billionaire owner of Haribo GmbH, the maker of Gummy Bear candy, has died. He was 90.

Riegel died today of heart failure in Bonn, the company said in an e-mailed statement. He had undergone successful surgery this year to remove a benign brain tumor and was “on the way to recovery,” Haribo said. Riegel had a net worth of $4.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.