List of Memphis entrepreneurs

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This is an alphabetic list of businesspersons who either are from or started their business in Memphis, Tennessee.

Sam Phillips- Founder of Sun Studios, which recorded such famous artists as B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Howlin' Wolf, Rufus Thomas, and Elvis Presley

Clarence Saunders- Founder of Piggly Wiggly, the first supermarket chain.

Frederick W. Smith- Founder of FedEx, the first overnight delivery service.

Kemmons Wilson- Founder of Holiday Inn and popularized cheap, family friendly lodging.

J. R. "Pitt" Hyde- Founder of AutoZone, a Fortune 300 corporation that sells automotive parts and accessories.