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Tom Monaghan
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Entrepreneur
    (March 25, 1937- )
    Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Founded Domino's Pizza (1960)
    Owned the Detroit Tigers (1983-92)
    Sold his share of Domino's to Bain Capital for $1 billion (1998)
    Catholic philanthropist and activist
    He wanted to become a priest but was expelled from the seminary for a series of disciplinary infractions.
    He graduated high school 44th in a class of 44.
    He tried to join the Army and enlisted in the Marine Corps by mistake.
    He funded anti-gay-rights ballot initiatives and the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
    He was described as 'a man who makes Mel Gibson's religious views look liberal.'
    He ran the Tigers into the ground, then called Detroit 'one of the worst baseball cities in America.'
    He fired popular Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell.
    His father died when he was four, and he and his brother were raised in an orphanage and a series of foster homes.
    He invented an improved pizza box that could be stacked without squahsing the pizza inside.
    He said of Domino's success, 'I didn't know anything about business and I didn't know anything about pizza. The best teacher is just doing.'
    After reading a passage by C.S. Lewis about pride, he divested himself of his most ostentatious possessions.
    He funded the builiding of a cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua to replace one destroyed in a 1982 earthquake.
    N.O.W. organized a boycott of Domino's (1989).

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