Born Harland David Sanders, he was an American businessman and entrepreneur, best known for building his Kentucky Fried Chicken cafe into a fast-food empire.
He worked as a farmer, salesman, steamboat pilot, and railroad fireman.
He sold KFC to John Y. Brown Jr., Jack Massey, and a group of investors for $2 million in 1964.
He fathered four children with his first wife Josephine King.