Born in central Thailand's Pichit province to a Chinese father and a Thai mother who reportedly sold fruit and ducks to survive:
- Mr Chaleo died the third richest man in Thailand
- He started a small company, TC Pharmaceuticals, in the 1960s
- He formulated an energy drink prototype a decade later called Krathing Daeng, or Red Bull
- Chaleo was married with five children
He reportedly died of natural causes.
More top news
An inventor who built a submarine has told police that a missing journalist died onboard in an accident, and that he buried her at sea.
Want to see the moon appear to take a "bite" out of the sun? Here's some tips on how to do it without damaging your eyes.
Rugby star Matt Dawson has revealed how he required heart surgery after developing Lyme disease from a tick bite.