People Behind Your Favorite Brands

#10 McDonalds

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The man that owns the McDonalds business is Ray Kroc, who bought the chain from the original founders, the McDonald’s brothers. McDonalds first started in 1940 and Kroc didn’t join into the business until 15 years later when he was a McDonald’s franchise agent. Today the fast food giant boasts profits such as $5.5 billion in 2012.