Donald M. Cathy Net WorthReal Name: Donald M. Cathy
Date of Birth: 1953
Place of Birth: Jonesboro, Georgia
2017 Net Worth: $3.2 Billion
Profession: Vice President of Chick-fil-A
Bubba, Bubba Cathy, Don Cathy Biography
Donald M. “Bubba” Cathy was born in Jonesboro, Georgia. His father, the late Truett Cathy, founded the fast food chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A, in an Atlanta, Georgia, mall in 1967. From a single location, Truett, along with his sons Bubba and Dan, turned the business into a $5 billion dollar industry with more than 1800 branches across the country. The Cathy’s are very Christian and refuse to open their stores on Sundays so their employees can attend church. Cathy states that he still teaches Sunday school at his local church.
Cathy graduated from Samford University in 1975 before going to work for the family business. He worked as a construction apprentice before being allowed to start up new locations. Cathy is responsible for the construction and opening of the Chick-fil-A locations in Albany, Southlake Mall, and Myrtle Beach in the years between 1976 and 1980. After working several other positions in the company, he was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1995. The family also has a few other ventures which Cathy oversees including the Dwarf House and Truett’s Grill, which has 16 locations throughout Atlanta. Cathy also operates a few Christian businesses including long term foster homes called WinShape Homes, and a marriage counseling center, WinShape Retreats.
As for the Chick-fil-A enterprise, both brothers own 1/3 of the business with their mother retaining the other 1/3. Cathy and his family have stated several times that they would never consider taking the business public. Gay rights groups have urged a boycott of the business after the older brother, Dan, took a stand against gay marriage. Cathy and his wife of 36 years have six children and live on a spacious estate in Atlanta. He is an avid sailor in his spare time. Cathy has a net worth of $3.2 billion, which appears to grow as this business continues to prosper despite boycott attempts.