When we talk about energy drinks, the first brand name that comes to our mind is Red Bull. The creation of Red Bull in 1987 brought about a storm in the beverage industry, and Dietrich Mateschitz was the man behind it. Today, Red Bull is operational in more than 165 countries across the globe, and sold more than 5.4 billion cans till date. Holding 49% share of the company creating Red Bull energy drinks, Mateschitz became one of the most successful Austrian businessmen, and his net worth is estimated at around US$ 10.8 billion.
Dietrich was born to a Croatian ancestry family, and both of his parents were primary school teachers. He separated from his family at a very young age. Although he did not marry, Mateschitz has a son. He took 10 years to complete his graduation in marketing, and started marketing detergents for Unilever. After that, he joined Blendax to market their toothpaste. During the travels made for Blendax, he discovered Krating Daeng, which he later recreated as Red Bull. In 1984, he founded the Red Bull GmbH, and launched the drink in 1987. Over time, his drink became the market leader among the world’s industry of energy drinks.