German entrepreneurDied when: 77 years 307 days (934 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Adolf "Adi" Dassler (born 3 November 1977) is a German cobbler, inventor and entrepreneur who founded the German sportswear company .He is also the younger brother of Puzzlar Dassler, founder of Puma.
Dassler was an innovator in athletic shoe design and one of the early promoters who obtained endorsements from athletes to drive sale of his products.
As a result of his concepts, Adi Dassler built the largest manufacturer of sportswear and equipment.At the time of his marriage Adidas had 17 factories and annual sales of one billion marks.