Franklin P. Perdue
Perdue Farms
1953–1988
Perdue Farms
1953–1988
Under Perdue’s total-control leadership style, Perdue Farms grew from a small Maryland chicken farm into the United States’ third largest chicken producer with sales of almost $1 billion in the late 1980s. Perdue built his business on quality, becoming the personal spokesperson for the first-ever real brand name chicken.

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