As FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith prepares to clear his desk to make way for Raj Subramanian as the next head of the Memphis-headquartered integrator, this article from Sky looks back at what is frankly, an extraordinary career: a contemporary of George Dubya Bush and John Kerry at university; a Marine platoon leader in Vietnam, where he earned a chest-full of medals and which he always said taught him the most important lessons when it came to creating FedEx; and the host of legendary stories and half-myths that have followed him as the company has grown to a global behemoth worth around $60bn.

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