Thomas Monaghan. Founder of Domino Pizza

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Syllabus of the Subject: Thomas Monaghan (Businessperson/United States).

  1. The Catholic US Businessman Thomas Monaghan
  2. Foundation and sale of Domino Pizza
  3. Application of the Golden Rule on their business
  4. Vows of Poverty of Thomas Monaghan
The Subject (e-learning) “Thomas Monaghan (Catholic Businessman)” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Doctorates: Religion and Business, America
  2. Masters (e-learning): International Business, America, Pacific
  3. Course: United States, North America
  4. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (e-learning)

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Thomas Monaghan Catholic Businessman

Description of the Subject (Higher Education, e-learning): The US Businessman Thomas Monaghan - Founder of Domino Pizza.

The businessperson and philanthropist Tom Monaghan (Michigan, 1937) founded Domino Pizza in 1960. In 1998, he sold his shares of the company to engage in philanthropy and politics.

Mr Thomas Monaghan is Christian Catholic.

In 1968, he opened his first local “Domino's Pizza.” In an interview published in Tom Monaghan explained how its strategy is based on the Golden Rule of clear Christian influence:

“The golden rule of Domino's is to treat others as you want to be treated. In thirty-eight years of business, I have never treated anyone unfairly.” Thomas Monaghan

His career was meteoric.

  1. In 1983, Mr Monaghan has 1,000 local.
  2. Nearly three new franchises opened every day.
  3. He also acquires the baseball team “The Tigers of Detroit” for 54 million dollar.

In 1989, Thomas Monaghan underwent a spiritual crisis, in which many things in his life is redefined. In 1992, he sold his shares of the “Tigers of Detroit” and other businesses.

In the early 90s, he builds a mission in a village in Honduras and supervised the construction of the new cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua after the old cathedral was destroyed in the 1972 earthquake.

In 1998, he sold Domino Pizza per 1 billion dollars to the fund “Bain Capital” and take vows of poverty.

Monaghan is a Catholic Christian with a particular interest in pro-life causes. Monaghan publicly promotes the attendance at daily Mass, daily recitation of the rosary and frequent Sacramental confession. He is a member of Opus Dei.

In 1983, he established the Mater Christi Foundation, today known as the Ave Maria Foundation, to focus on Catholic education, Catholic media, community projects and other Catholic Charities.

Thomas Monaghan donated 250 million dollars for the creation of the Ave Maria University.

“I decided that the most important thing that Catholics can do with his money be to help others get to heaven, no matter where they are: Africa, Honduras, Nicaragua or Naples.” Thomas Monaghan

In 1987, Tom Monaghan helped to create Legatus, an organisation for Catholic CEOs of companies that earn more than 4 million dollars per year with the aim of promoting and supporting:

“The moral ethics in business in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.”

Religion, Ethics, and Business

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