Hans Riegel

German businessman and badminton player
Hans Riegel in June 2005

Johannes Peter "Hans" Riegel (10 March 1923 – 15 October 2013)[1] was a German entrepreneur who owned and operated the confectioner Haribo since 1946.[2]

Riegel was born on 10 March 1923 in Bonn, Germany. He was the oldest son of the company's founder Hans Riegel, Sr., who invented the gummy bear in 1922.[2] He studied at the University of Bonn.

Riegel owned the Jakobsburg Hotel and Golf resort near Boppard in the Rhine Valley in Germany.[3] Riegel died on 15 October 2013 from heart failure after a surgical procedure was made to remove a brain tumor in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was 90 years old.


  1. Haribo-Chef Hans Riegel gestorben, focus.de, October 15, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The history of HARIBO International". HARIBO. 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  3. jakobsberg.de

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