used to be an F1 driver… but now I’m a billionaire and in charge of the world’s biggest pasta company

FORMER F1 driver Paolo Barilla is now a billionaire in charge of the world’s biggest pasta company. Before his success with the family business, though, Barilla competed in both Formula Two and Formula 3000 during the 1980s. Barilla then went on to race in F1 with Minardi, but his time in the sport was marred by his habit of not qualifying. From his 15 race entries, Barilla made just nine starts, with a best finish of 11th coming at the 1990 San Marino Grand Prix. He left Minardi later that year and joined the family business, which had been founded in 1877 by his great-grandfather Pietro Barilla Sr.

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