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for Business North Carolina Vol. 7 Issue 9, Sept 1987
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Glenn Matthews of the Pleasant Hill community near Liberty hatched a winner when he started making furniture in his mother's two 210-foot-long chicken houses. He decided in 1977 there was a better opportunity in making and selling furniture then driving someone else's product to market. Greenbriar Furniture, Inc. started small and today is a $500,000 with twenty-three employees. He also operates Matthews Trucking Co., a ten truck, twenty-one trailer business that hauls the furniture.
Rick Hendrick of Charlotte is the principal owner of twenty-two automobile dealerships in eight states, making him the nation's third-largest car dealer. He also owns four racing teams on NASCAR's Winston Cup stock-car circuit and is a minority owner in the new Charlotte NBA team, the Hornets. Although he won't say how much he's worth, Business Week has estimated his net worth at $100 million.
Paul Rizzo made UNC's only two touchdowns in the 1950 Cotton Bowl on passes from Charlie \"Choo Choo\" Justice. After graduation Rizzo went to work for IBM for almost thirty years. Now he has returned to UNC as Dean of the Business School.