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Marian Ilitch

Entrepreneur
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Net worth 2018: $5.1 Billion
Industry: Other
Residence: Bingham Farms, Michigan
Country: United States
BirthDay: 7 January 1933
Sigh: Aquarius
Children: 7
Education: High School Graduate, High School
BIOGRAPHY

Marian Ilitch was bornon 7 January 1933 in Bingham Farms, Michigan, United States, is Entrepreneur. Marian Ilitch and her husband, Mike, who died in February, cofounded Little Caesars Pizza in 1959. Mrs. I, as she's known, now owns the pizza chain which has $4 billion in 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 $1.2 billion sports and entertainment district in Detroit.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2015

$2.2 Billion

2016

$2.1 Billion

2017

$5.1 Billion

2018

$5.1 Billion

TIMELINE
2006

Mike Ilitch's Detroit Tigers, a baseball team, logged losing records in 12 out of 13 seasons but turned the team around in 2006

2005

One of the original investors in Detroit's MotorCity Casino, Ilitch realized an opportunity to purchase total interest in the casino resort complex from various minor stakeholders and Mandalay Resort Group in 2005

2000

The $300 million plus Comerica Park opened in April 2000

1999

Ilitch served as vice chairwoman and secretary-treasurer of all of her family's various holdings until 1999, when Ilitch Holdings, Inc

1997

The Detroit Red Wings have won four Stanley Cups under Ilitch family ownership: 1997, 1998, 2002, and 2008

1987

They made the playoffs for the first time since 1987

1985

In 1985, Ilitch and her husband established the Little Caesars Love Kitchen Foundation, which consists of a mobile pizza restaurant

1965

Ilitch and her husband have seven children: Christopher Paul Ilitch (born June 1965) is CEO and President of Ilitch Holdings, Inc

1959

The Ilitches founded Little Caesars Pizza in 1959, which they expanded as a franchise

1957

Other children are Ronald "Ron" Tyrus Ilitch (born June 1957), Michael C

1955

Ilitch (born November 1955) is an attorney and former co-President, with her brother, of Ilitch Holdings

1954

She met her future husband Mike Ilitch, also a child of Macedonian immigrants, in 1954 when the two went on a blind date arranged by his father

1933

Marian Bayoff was born in 1933 and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, the daughter of Macedonian immigrants

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