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Grinding Out A Fast-Food Fortune

When Ray Kroc died in 1984, his personal net worth was estimated to be $500 million dollars, and that of his company, McDonald's was $8 billion. In 2015, McDonald's was valued at $92.5 billion. The fast-food chain that Kroc founded after meeting the McDonald brothers in San Bernardino, California in 1951 now serves millions of people across the world every day, and GRINDING IT OUT is the rags-to-riches memoir that Kroc wrote with Robert Anderson in 1977, detailing his journey from being a milkshake machine salesman to creating one of the world’s largest and most successful franchises. From his difficult relationship with the McDonald brothers to his innovative business approach, Kroc’s tale has been a sort of bible for executives looking to succeed. Read more here:

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