Sardar Biglari

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Sardar Biglari
Born (1977-08-30) August 30, 1977 (age 38)
Tehran, Iran
Citizenship Iranian-American
Alma mater Trinity University
Occupation Founder, Chairman and CEO, Biglari Holdings
Salary $10.9 million (2014)[1]

Sardar Biglari (Persian: سردار بیگلری‎‎; born August 30, 1977) is an entrepreneur and is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Biglari Holdings,[2] a holding company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BH. Biglari is also Founder, Chairman and CEO of Biglari Capital, the general partner to The Lion Fund. He started his company at the age of 18 with $15,000 and today it has over 22,000 employees.

Biglari controls the Steak 'n Shake Company, the First Guard Insurance Company, Maxim Magazine and the Western Sizzlin' corporation among others, which are subsidiaries of Biglari Holdings. Biglari bought 4.7 million shares of Cracker Barrel in 2011, proposing sweeping changes in the company.[3] He has made $500 Million dollars on this investment.

He was called a "combative investor" by The New York Times[4] and his bid to take over a Michigan insurance company was blocked by the Michigan legislature.[5] Some have compared him to Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway.[6]


  1. ^ Profile on Forbes
  2. ^ Profile on Forbes
  3. ^ Maze, Jonathan. "Is Biglari exiting Cracker Barrel?". Nation's Restaurant News. Penton Restaurant Group. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Biglari vs. Michigan: A Form of Protectionism? April 19, 2010
  5. ^ Amy Lane, Crain's Detroit Business, Legislature OKs bill to thwart Texas company's takeover of Fremont insurance firm April 27, 2010
  6. ^ Ng and Jargon, Serena and Julie. "A Buffett Devotee Riles His Targets". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Retrieved 5 June 2015.