108. Mar­ian Il­itch

Forbes - - PROMOTION — DAN FRANCIS -

Il­itch and her fam­ily led the con­struc­tion of Lit­tle Cae­sars Arena, which opened in Septem­ber and is home to their De­troit Red Wings NHL team. The arena an­chors the $1 billion-plus Dis­trict De­troit project, which will in­clude a new busi­ness school named for Mar­ian’s late hus­band, Mike, who died in Fe­bru­ary, and a new head­quar­ters for Lit­tle Cae­sars Pizza, which they co­founded and which sells more than $4 billion worth of piz­zas world­wide. This year her as­sets do not in­clude the $1.2 billion De­troit Tigers base­ball team, which is held in an Il­itch fam­ily trust.

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