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July 31st, 2012
08:27 PM ET

Chick-Fil-A hidden billionaires: "The richest family in fast food"

Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has been in the news a lot lately over his recent remarks against same-sex marriage. But it's Cathy's personal wealth and political contributions that are making headlines.

Dan Cathy and Executive Vice President Donald Cathy have joined the ranks of the world's richest, according to financial research firm Privco.

Outfront tonight: Matt Miller, Editor of Bloomberg Billionaires.

Eat Mor Chikin: Chick-fil-A's stance on same-sex marriage faces test

The row over same-sex marriage could see thousands of Christians flocking to Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, while same-sex couples will turn up at the fast-food chain Friday for public displays of affection.

Both events are intended as mass shows of support by people on both sides of the marriage issue and mark the latest round in a longstanding beef that gay and lesbian rights groups have with Chick-fil-A's leadership, which has openly espoused biblical values, not only in its operating principles but in its conservative definition of family as well.

The controversy came to a boil after an interview with the fast food restaurant chain's president and COO Dan Cathy appeared in The Baptist Press on July 16 and he weighed in with his views on family.

"We are very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy said. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

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  1. PrivCo

    FYI CNN viewers, the PrivCo private company research on Chick-Fil-A Inc. cited by Erin Burnett tonight can be found here:
    http://t.co/83WUMXSD

    – PrivCo Team
    PrivCo.com: Private Company Financial Intelligence

    July 31, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Reply

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