Wendy Thomas Net Worth

What is Wendy Thomas’ Net Worth?

Net Worth:$100 Million
Country:United States of America
Born:14 September 1961
Salary (Annual):$5 Million
Last Updated2023

Wendy Thomas is an American businesswoman who has a net worth of $100 million. She was born on September 14, 1961, and is well-known as Wendy’s hamburger chain’s namesake. Wendy’s, founded by Dave Thomas, is one of the largest fast-food franchises in the country. Her pigtailed image was adopted as the company’s mascot.

She is the daughter of Rex David Thomas, an American businessman best known for founding the iconic Wendy’s brand. She is also recognized for owning and sponsoring the Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurant business.

Early Life

Melinda Lou “Wendy” Thomas-Morse was born on September 14, 1961, in Columbus, Ohio, to Dave and Lorraine Thomas. She grew up in Upper Arlington. She has four siblings, Ken, Pam, Molly, and Lori.

She had trouble pronouncing her own name, Melinda, as a child, and was given the nickname Wendy as a result. The Wendy’s emblem portrays a young freckle-faced girl with red braids, who looks eerily similar to Morse. Her academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in consumer behaviorism from the University of Florida in 1983.

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Until 1999, Morse was the owner of a number of Wendy’s restaurants in the Dallas area but she and her siblings bought restaurants in Columbus when her father, Dave Thomas, passed away in 2002.

Morse co-owns and has owned over 30 Wendy’s restaurants. After her voice was heard in a 1989 ad giving her father advice, she started starring in fast food commercials in 2010. Before being carried out nationally, the 2010 ads aired in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mobile, Alabama, and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

She has been featured in a series of Wendy’s commercials titled That Wendy’s Way since 2012, reaffirming the company’s commitment to high-quality products, preparation, and service.

She also starred in an ad for Publicis Groupe’s Kaplan Thaler Group called Dave’s Hot ‘N Juicy Cheeseburger. She is a board member of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in addition to being a Wendy’s franchisee.


NameWendy Thomas
Age60 Years Old
Birth PlaceColumbus, Ohio
CountryUnited States of America
Weight72 KG
Marital StatusMarried 
SpouseGary Floto
ParentsDave Thomas, Lorraine Thomas
BrotherKen Thomas
SisterPam Thomas, Molly Thomas
Net Worth$100 Million
Last Updated2023

Personal Life

Morse was married twice, the first to the late Gary Floto and second to Paul Morse, still, Mckenzie Morse is her daughter.


As of 2023, Wendy Thomas’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million. She resides in Texas presently. Wendy’s currently has over 6,000 locations globally, with sales of nearly $2.5 billion in 2006.

Her father, Dave Thomas (d. 2002), the creator of Wendy’s chain apologized to her for putting her name on the company because of the stress it caused her, especially since the company was founded when she was a small kid. She agreed with him, yet she is pleased with the brand’s current position because her sentiments are attached to it.

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