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S. Truett Cathy
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Restaurateur
    (March 14, 1921-September 8, 2014)
    Born in Eatonton, Georgia
    Birth name was Samuel Truett Cathy
    Founded the Dwarf Grill (1946)
    Founded Chick-fil-A (1967)
    Served as chairman and CEO until 2013
    Worth $4.2 billion (2012)
    He imposed his religious beliefs on franchisees, such as forcing them to keep their stores closed on Sundays.
    Chick-fil-A was sued by a Muslim ex-employee who claimed he was fired for refusing to pray to Jesus during a training seminar (2002). The case was settled out of court.
    Through the WinShape Foundation, he and Chick-fil-A donated $5 million to anti-gay-rights groups.
    He and his wife Jeanette were over 50 years.
    He and Jeanette took in more than 150 foster children over the years.
    He was a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years.
    He established a scholarship program to encourage employees to further their education (1973), which has distributed over $25 million in four decades.
    His company engenders remarkable loyalty among franchisees and employees in a business known for massive turnover rates.
    He was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (2000).

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