It's so good to see a good old American success story where someone starts with nothing and picks themselves up by the bootstraps and makes themselves a success. All you need is hard work and opportunity-if you are a failure you obviously haven't worked hard enough.
Oh. maybe it's easier to succeed if you start your football offense on the opponent's 1 yard line. Or maybe as the Walton's and Koch Bros can attest to-nothing like being the lucky sperm. And who needs experience or a college degree?
"Drag-racing heiress keeps In-N-Out on course
These are rare glimpses into the life of the elusive, intensely private In-N-Out Burger owner, a 30-year-old heiress who, after a series of family tragedies, inherited the burger empire far sooner than she ever imagined.
Torres always figured her future was with In-N-Out, but she never expected to take over at such a young age. Her grandparents, Harry and Esther Snyder, founded the company in 1948. When Harry Snyder died in 1976, his son Rich Snyder, Torres' uncle, took over and ran the company until he was killed in 1993 in a Santa Ana plane crash. That put the company in the hands of Torres' father, Guy Snyder, but he died in 1999 of a prescription drug overdose. At that point, Esther Snyder took control until her death in 2006, leaving Torres, then 24 and with no college degree, as the only remaining heir.
Torres had a partial ownership stake at the time of her grandmother's death, and through a trust she gained 50 percent control when she turned 30 last year. She will become full owner at age 35.
Having grown up in the company, Torres had worked in a number of departments within In-N-Out, including human resources and merchandising, but she had little experience managing day-to-day operations. Initially, she was hands-off, but she has since taken on a larger role, becoming president in 2010."