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  • Dave Thomas Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 2:57 PM ET

    Dave Thomas lived an unhappy and underprivileged childhood but his burning ambition lead him to the American dream.His marketing genius made Wendy's one of the country's most successful fast food restaurant chains.

  • Sam Walton Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 3:35 PM ET

    Sam Walton was America's bargain basement billionaire. His secret to success was deceptively simple…sell things cheaper, much cheaper. More than a decade after his death, his legacy lives on — Walmart, his discount empire, is still the world's largest retailer.

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