Chaleo Yoovidhya, Thailand’s third- richest man whose energy drink spawned the Red Bull franchise popular with partiers, students, truckers and athletes around the globe, has died. He was 89.
He was ranked the 205th richest man in the world with a net worth of $5 billion. He died as the third richest man in Thailand.
He helped to create the energy drink’s prototype back in the 1960s and called it Krathing Daeng, or Red Bull in English.
It has since become one of the most popular energy drinks on the market today.
Red Bull gave him the ultimate wings…pour some out for him the next time you have a red bull and vodka.