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America’s Richest Self-Made Women

#3 Marian Ilitch

Entrepreneur
REAL TIME NET WORTH
$3.7B
as of 6/5/19
2019 AMERICA’S SELF-MADE WOMEN NET WORTH
$3.7B
as of 6/3/19
  • Marian Ilitch and her husband, Mike, who died in February 2017, cofounded Little Caesars Pizza in 1959.
  • Mrs. I, as she’s known, now owns the pizza chain, which hauls in more than $4 billion in annual systemwide sales.
  • She also owns the Detroit Red Wings and MotorCity Casino Hotel; Mike’s Detroit Tigers are now in a family trust.
  • Ilitch is helping build a $1.4 billion sports and entertainment district in Detroit that includes new headquarters with pizza shaped windows.
  • She had to keep her husband from giving away free pizzas in the early days.
ON FORBES LISTS
#3
America’s Self-Made Women 2019
#478
Billionaires 2019
#179
Forbes 400 2018
STATS
AGE86
SOURCE OF WEALTHLittle Caesars, Self Made
SELF-MADE SCORE9
PHILANTHROPY SCORE3
RESIDENCEBingham Farms, Michigan
CITIZENSHIPUnited States
MARITAL STATUSWidowed
CHILDREN7
EDUCATIONDiploma, High School; High School Graduate, High School
Per: Forbes
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