Marian Ilitch

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Birthday
7, 1933
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1933 (age 86)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Most famous for co-founding the Little Caesars pizza chain alongside her husband Mike Ilitch, she also became co-owner of Ilitch Holdings, Inc., the company that owns the MLB's Detroit Tigers and the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

Before Fame

The first Little Caesars pizza restaurant opened in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, in the spring of 1959.

Trivia

Working Women Magazine once named her the top female C.E.O. in the United States.

Family Life

She and Mike, were both born to Macedonian parents. Their marriage resulted in seven children: Christopher, Denise, Ron, Michael, Lisa, Carole, and Atanas.

Associated With

She and Domino's founder Tom Monaghan both established major American pizza chains.