Robert Kraft Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Robert Kenneth Kraft was born on the 5th June 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts USA. Kraft is best known to the world as a businessman, the CEO of the Kraft Group, a group of privately held companies in the professional sports, manufacturing, and real estate development industries doing business in 90 countries. Robert has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1965.

Have you ever wondered how rich Robert Kraft is? According to sources, it is estimated that Kraft`s overall net worth is $5.5 billion, an amount he owes mostly to his successful career as a businessman.

Robert Kraft Net Worth $5.5 Billion

Robert grew up in Brookline, raised by a Jewish family, so it was expected for Robert to practice the Jewish religion. His father wanted him to become a rabii, but Robert had different plans. He was a student of Brookline High School, after which in 1959 he enrolled at Columbia University on a scholarship, and soon became a class president. He graduated from Columbia in 1963, and soon became a student of the Harvard Business School, receiving his MBA degree in 1965.

His professional career began soon after graduation from Harvard Business School, as he found a job at the Rand-Whitney Group, a packaging company situated in Worchester. In 1968, Robert took over the company in a leveraged buyout, and soon established International Forest Products, a trader of physical paper commodities. Robert merged his two companies, and made it the largest privately held paper and packaging company in the United States. Over the years, Forest Products became a top 100 US export\import company, collaborating with numerous companies such as Kodak, Avon and others, increasing Robert’s net worth to a large degree.

Robert`s interests expanded over the years, and he needed a larger company, which will satisfy his needs, and eventually he formed Kraft Group in 1988. Since then, his net worth has been in a constant rise; some of the possessions of the Kraft Group include sports teams such as the NFL team New England Patriots, which Robert bought in 1994, as he is an avid fan of the team, the MLS team New England Revolution, which Robert acquired in 1995. Furthermore, Kraft funded the construction of the Patriots` Gillette Stadium and the “Patriots Place”, an entertainment and lifestyle center in the surrounds of the Gillette Stadium.

Robert is also known for his philanthropic endeavors; over the years he has donated over $100 million to numerous humanitarian organizations, which deal with education, poor and ill children, and other causes. Kraft also donated $20 million to Partners Health Care to launch the Kraft Family National Center for Leadership and Training in Community Health.

Thanks to his successful career, Robert has been awarded numerous prestigious accolades, including the Theodore Roosevelt Award in 2006, George Galas Award which he got in 2012, and in 2011 Kraft was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Regarding his personal life, Robert was married to Myra Nathalie Hiatt from 1963 until 2011, when she died from cancer. The couple had four sons, and three of them are already in the family business. Jonathan A. Kraft is the current president of the Kraft Group and owner of the New England Patriots; Daniel A. Kraft, who is president of the International Forest Products; Joshua Kraft is president and CEO of the Boys And Girls Clubs of Boston; and David Kraft.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 5, 1941
Birth place: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Profession:CEO of the New England Patriots, American business magnate
Education:Columbia University, Harvard Business School
Nationality:American
Partner:Ricki Noel Lander (2012–)
Spouse:Myra Kraft (m. 1963–2011 (m. 1963–2011), her death)
Children:Jonathan A. Kraft, Daniel A. Kraft, Joshua Kraft, David Kraft
Parents:Harry Kraft
Siblings:Elizabeth Rachel Kraft, Avram Rachmiel Kraft
Awards:Theodore Roosevelt Award (2006), George Halas Award by the Pro Football Writers of America (2012), Columbia University Alexander Hamilton Medal (2004), Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence Award (2013), Super Bowl winner – XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI (as owner of the New England Patriots)
Nominations:American Academy of Arts and Sciences (inducted 2011), Honorary doctorate in humane letters (from Yeshiva University (from Yeshiva University), 2015), "Robert Kraft Field" (Columbia University Football field)
TV shows:The League (2018), Super Bowl LI (2017), Howard Stern Birthday Bash (2014), Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Father of Jonathan Kraft.
2Winner of the 2012 George Halas Courage Award, presented by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA).
3Owner and chief executive officer of the NFL's New England Patriots, January 1994-present.


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Filmography

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Game Plan2007the producers and director wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The League2016post-productionHimself
Mike & Mike2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Owner / Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Owner, New England Patriots
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself - Audience Member
60 Minutes Sports2013-2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Owner, New England Patriots (segment "Big Vince") / Himself - Owner, New England Patriots (segment "The Making of Super Bowl XLVII")
Katie2013TV SeriesHimself - Owner, New England Patriots
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
60 Minutes2004-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Owner, New England Patriots (segment "The Commissioner") / Himself - Owner, New England Patriots (segment "The Winner") / Himself - Owner, New England Patriots (segment "The Coach")
Year of the Quarterback2011TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
NFL Films Presents2006TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV SeriesHimself - Superbowl XXXIX Visitor
The Apprentice2004TV SeriesHimself - Interviewer
Super Bowl XXXVIII2004TV MovieHimself - New England Patriots Owner / CEO

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - New England Patriots Owner / Himself - Owner, New England Patriots
60 Minutes Sports2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Owner, New England Patriots (segment "The Season from Hell")
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself - Owner, New England Patriots
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHimself - Owner, New England Patriots
60 Minutes2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Owner, New England Patriots (segment "The Winner") / Himself - Owner, New England Patriots (segment "The Coach")
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself

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