Carl Karcher
Carl Karcher

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Name: Carl Karcher
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 16, 1917
Age: 103
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Carl Karcher

Carl Karcher was born on January 16, 1917 in United States (103 years old). Carl Karcher is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out Carl Karchernet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

He was a member of the oldest surviving order of chivalry, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM).

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Born on a farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Karcher was the son of Ohio natives Leo and Anna Maria (Kuntz) Karcher. Leo Karcher's grandparents immigrated from Belgium; Anna Maria Kuntz was of German ancestry. Carl N. Karcher moved to Anaheim, California, where his uncle ran a small business. He was hired by his uncle and worked for him for three years, and later dropped that job to work at a bakery as a delivery boy which increased his weekly salary by $6. He married Margaret Magdalen Heinz Karcher in 1939.

Their restaurant quickly expanded, with the restaurants numbering 100 by 1974 and over 300 by 1981. Karcher was investigated and sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading after allegedly telling family members to sell their stock in advance of a poor earnings report. Karcher settled the case in July 1989 for $664,000. Karcher served as chairman and CEO of the company until its own board of directors voted him out in 1993 after years of infighting over strategy.

Before Fame

He worked as a delivery boy for a bakery based in Anaheim.

Biography Timeline

1939

Born on a farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Karcher was the son of Ohio natives Leo and Anna Maria (Kuntz) Karcher. Leo Karcher's grandparents immigrated from Belgium; Anna Maria Kuntz was of German ancestry. Carl N. Karcher moved to Anaheim, California, where his uncle ran a small business. He was hired by his uncle and worked for him for three years, and later dropped that job to work at a bakery as a delivery boy which increased his weekly salary by $6. He married Margaret Magdalen Heinz Karcher in 1939.

1941

Karcher and his wife started their first business, a hot dog stand, on July 17, 1941, in Los Angeles when they borrowed $311 against their Plymouth automobile and added $15 from Margaret's purse. The stand initially sold hot dogs and Mexican tamales. On his 28th birthday, January 16, 1945, they opened their first restaurant, Carl's Drive-In Barbecue, in Anaheim.

1972

Karcher was an early supporter of John Schmitz, a Republican and member of the John Birch Society, who represented Orange County in the California State Senate and later Congress. Schmitz was the presidential nominee of the American Independent Party in 1972.

1978

In 1978, he contributed US$1 million to California's Proposition 6 initiative, also known as the Briggs Initiative, which would have banned LGBT people from serving in California public schools. He was the initiative's biggest financial supporter.

1979

Karcher received numerous awards for his philanthropy, including, in 1979, the Horatio Alger Award "for his distinction in accomplishments through individual initiative, hard work and adherence to traditional ideals."

1989

Their restaurant quickly expanded, with the restaurants numbering 100 by 1974 and over 300 by 1981. Karcher was investigated and sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading after allegedly telling family members to sell their stock in advance of a poor earnings report. Karcher settled the case in July 1989 for $664,000. Karcher served as chairman and CEO of the company until its own board of directors voted him out in 1993 after years of infighting over strategy.

2007

On January 16, 2007, his 90th birthday, Karcher and his deceased wife Margaret were recognized with the placement of a star on the Anaheim/Orange County Walk of Stars.

2008

Karcher died on January 11, 2008, from complications of Parkinson's disease, at age 90, just five days before he would have turned 91.

Family Life

Carl fathered twelve children with his wife Margaret.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Carl Karcher is 105 years, 0 months and 4 days old. Carl Karcher will celebrate 106th birthday on a Monday 16th of January 2023. Below we countdown to Carl Karcher upcoming birthday.

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