Dan Cathy

About Dan Cathy

Birth Day: March 01, 1953
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Birth Sign: Aries
Residence: Atlanta, Georgia, US
Alma mater: Georgia Southern University
Occupation: Chairman, President and CEO, Chick-fil-A
Children: 2
Parent(s): S. Truett Cathy
Relatives: Bubba Cathy (brother)

Dan Cathy Net Worth

Dan Cathy was bornon March 01, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Fried chicken billionaire Dan Cathy is chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, the fast-food juggernaut his father, Truett Cathy (d. 2014), founded in 1967. He grew up doing odd jobs in his father's restaurants, including scraping chewing gum from table bottoms with a butter knife. Cathy became CEO in 2012, sparking nationwide protests when he made anti-same sex marriage remarks. He spends much of his time away from the company's Atlanta headquarters, visiting restaurants and attending grand openings around the country. His brother, Bubba Cathy, serves as executive vice president of the chicken chain, which is known for staying closed on Sundays.
Dan Cathy is a member of Food and Beverage

💰 Net worth: $4.9 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2015 $3.5 Billion
2016 $3.6 Billion
2017 $3.8 Billion
2018 $4.74 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1960

Cathy was born in Jonesboro, Georgia. He began doing radio commercials for his father's original Dwarf House restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia in the early 1960s. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business administration from Georgia Southern University in 1975, then began working for his father's company.

2014

But in March 2014, he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it had been a "mistake" for the WinShape Foundation to "support political or social agendas", and had been working with LGBT Activist Shane Windmeyer of Campus Pride since 2012. Windmeyer stated that WinShape and the Chick-fil-A Foundation had "dramatically" cut donations to groups gay marriage supporters consider anti-gay. Cathy stated that "While we evaluate individual donations on an annual basis, our giving is focused on three key areas: youth and education, leadership and family enrichment and serving the local communities in which we operate," the company said at the time. "Our intent is to not support political or social agendas. This has been the case for more than 60 years. The Chick-fil-A culture and Service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect and to serve great food with genuine hospitality."