From Pizza to Marriage

From Pizza to Marriage


Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino's Pizza, met his wife while delivering a pizza.


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Thomas Stephen Monaghan (born March 25, 1937) is an American entrepreneur who founded Domino's Pizza in 1960. He owned the Detroit Tigers from 1983 to 1992. Monaghan also owns the Domino's Farms Office Park, located in the Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan, which he first started building in 1984.

Monaghan is Catholic and announced his retirement in 1998 after 38 years with Domino's Pizza Inc. Monaghan sold 93 percent of the company to Bain Capital, Inc. for about $1 billion, ceased being involved in day-to-day operations of the company, and subsequently dedicated his time and considerable fortune to Catholic causes. A champion of the pro-life movement and other Catholic teachings "to combat the nation's 'moral crisis'", Monaghan has spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting them.

He and his wife, Marjorie Zybach, whom he met while delivering a pizza, were married in 1962 and have four daughters: Margaret, Susan, Mary, and Barbara. As of 2014, they have 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


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