Oscar Mayer, hot dog legend, dies at 95

Jonathan Berr

Oscar G. Mayer, who transformed his family business into one of the the world's largest meat processors, died Monday. He was 95.

The fact that most of the public probably did not know that "Oscar Mayer" was a real person -- actually he was the third member of his family to have that name -- was fine with him, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. He liked his anonymity, even as his company became one of the largest private employers in Madison, Wisconsin.