• The Entrepreneur
    Leon Levine was an American businessman and philanthropist best known for being the founder of the Family Dollar chain of discount stores that shaped the daily lives of the nation’s poor. Levine's family owned a family operated store in a small town called The Hub and he took charge of it in his teen years when his brother was deployed to fight in the Korean War. He briefly attended the University of Miami and took classes at but he never graduated. In 1959, at age 22, he opened his first store ...  more