Milton S. Hershey
By: Jena Hart
History & Their Buisness
By the time that Milton was 30 he went bankrupt because of his lack of education. But he soon became one of the most known and popular Americans for his invention of Hershey's chocolate.
At the age of 14, Milton, who dropped out of school the year before started to show an intrest in chocolate, and how it's made.
One of Milton's few nicknames were "The Chocolate King" because of his succession in the chocolate industry. Even after he died on October 13th, 1945 at the age of 88 the nickname still carries on along through his history.
- Milton Hershey dropped out of school a year before he started to show an interest in chocolate making.
- Hershey opened his first candy business at the age of 18.
- He went bankrupt twice, in 1882 (in Philadelphia) and in 1886 (in New York).
- The caramel that made him famous was called "Capital A" caramel.
- Milton Hershey owned sugar plantations in Cuba from 1916-1946.
- He left almost all of his profit to make the Milton Hershey High School.
- Hershey's chocolate was provided for World War II.
- On May 25th, 1898, Hershey married his wife Catherine Sweeney.
- Milton's mansion now serves as a Hershey Foods Corporation.