Tom Monaghan talks about giving away fortune, new hamburger joint and getting to heaven

“I don’t think anybody’s thought more about how to invest their charitable dollars than I have,” he told the audience. “I never found anybody that came up with a better idea than helping people get to heaven.”

Speaking of raising money to further Catholic education at Ave Maria, he said, “It’s not a short-term investment. It’s a very, very, very long-term investment. It’s eternity.”

There were lighter moments, too, as when he drew laughter by saying, “I wanted to be a priest from the time I was in the second grade, until I sat behind Lois in the seventh grade.”

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  1. I’ve heard of Tom Monaghan but haven’t read much about him. Thanks for posting this interview. We don’t have many Domino’s Pizza outlets up here in Toronto, Canada, but will be more diligent in looking for them.


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