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Melinda Lou Thomas was born on 14 September 1961, in Columbus, Ohio USA, and is a businesswoman, particularly known for her ownership and sponsorship of Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers chain of restaurants.
So just how rich is Wendy Thomas? The sources state that Wendy Thomas’ net worth is estimated to be an impressive $100 million. The majority of Wendy Thomas’ net worth comes largely from her involvement in the restaurant business.
Wendy Thomas Net Worth $100 Million
Wendy Thomas is a daughter of the American entrepreneur and businessman Rex David Thomas, who is mostly known as the creator of the popular brand “Wendy’s”. During her early years, Wendy Thomas had struggles with pronouncing certain vowels and consonants, which resulted in issues of pronouncing her full name as well. As a result, she was given a nickname of Wendy, a name that would soon become a well-recognized brand all over the United States. Wendy inspired her father to rename one of his restaurants into “Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers” that were later simply shortened to be called “Wendy’s”. Not only was the chain of restaurants named after her, but an official logo for “Wendy’s” was created in the likeness of Wendy Thomas.
Thomas attended the University of Florida, and graduated with a BA in the field of consumerism. Until 1999, Wendy Thomas owned several “Wendy’s” restaurants in the area of Dallas, Texas. When Dave Thomas passed away in 2002, Wendy Thomas together with her family members purchased “Wendy’s” restaurants in the area of Columbus, Ohio. Wendy Thomas’ involvement in her father’s business helped her achieve a nationwide recognition, as well as increase her net worth. Ever since 2010, Wendy Thomas has co-owned approximately 30 “Wendy’s” restaurants and stores in the United States, all of which generated a decent amount of profit.
Wendy Thomas then decided to increase the fame of the restaurants, and began creating advertisements that were played on television. It was Thomas’ first serious on-screen initiative with the “Wendy’s” brand, as prior to that her involvement was only a voice feature in one of her father’s ads. The advertisements for “Wendy’s” restaurants were initially shown in Alabama, Virginia Beach and Las Vegas, and but later spread to the rest of the country.
In 2012, Wendy Thomas launched another series of advertisements for “Wendy’s” called “That’s Wendy’s Way” with a new approach and outlook on the ingredients and service established by her father. Wendy continued to make appearances on screen, and was also a part of a commercial for “Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy Cheeseburger”. In addition to her appearances on advertisements, Wendy Thomas is also an official spokesperson for the “Wendy’s” brand, and is a part of the board of Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Wendy Thomas is currently a co-owner of one of the largest international fast food restaurant chains; “Wendy’s” currently has over six thousand stores worldwide, and it was stated that in 2006 they made almost $2.5 billion in sales. It is not surprising then that Wendy Thomas’ net worth reaches a remarkable sum of $100 million.
In her personal life, Wendy Thomas was married to Gary Floto until his death in 1999. She is now married to Paul Morse, and they have one child.
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