<!--one year of edit-warring from User:Eversman and various IPs constantly re-inserting the unsourced claim "Croatian heritage" (a very vague claim), plus misc claims-->Dietrich Mateschitz
(born 20 May 1944) is an Austrian
businessman, who cofounded the energy drink
producer Red Bull
, and holds 49 percent of the company's shares.
Mateschitz was born in Sankt Marein im Mürztal
to a family of Croatian
ancestry.The Soda With Buzz.
Kerry A. Dolan. Forbes. Pg. 126 Vol. 175 No. 6. March 28, 2005. He holds a pilot's licence and enjoys flying a Falcon 900
and a Piper Super Cub
After taking ten years to graduate from the Hochschule für Welthandel
(now Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
) with a marketing degree, Mateschitz's first employer was Unilever
, where he worked marketing detergents. He subsequently moved to Blendax, the German cosmetics company since bought by Procter & Gamble
, where he worked, among other things, in the marketing
of Blendax tooth paste
.Red Bull CEO takes foot off gas.
The Nation (Thailand). November 26,... Read More