Robert Kraft is a well-known name in the American business world. Born on 5 June 1941, he is the CEO of The Kraft Group. The Group is into a number of industries like paper, packaging, equity, sports, entertainment and real estate development. Other than this, Kraft is a keen enthusiast of sports. He holds a stake in New England Revolution, the New England Patriots and the Gillette Stadium. Gillette Stadium is a privately financed complex housing a number of sports matches.
Another major success came in the year 1994, when Kraft took ownership of the New England Patriots.
Kraft is a graduate from the Columbia University. He moved ahead to Harvard Business School in 1965 taking up a MBA degree with scholarship. While doing MBA, he joined the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. He started his career with his father-in-law’s company named Rand-Whitney Group.
Kraft Family Profile
Born in a Jewish family, Robert stayed in Boston Chinatown where his father worked as a dressmaker. Not much information is available about his parents.
Kraft Spouse – Myra Kraft
Born – Dec 27, 1942
Myra is the deceased wife of the Robert Kraft. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Frances and Jacob Hiatt, who belonged to the Jewish community. His father was a Worcester philanthropist. She graduated in 1960 from the private Bancroft School in Worcester. She moved ahead to take up a degree at the Brandeis University. She was also a member of Temple Emanuel situated in Newton, Massachusetts. She died suffering from cancer on July 20, 2011 at an age of 68 years. The couple has four children from the marriage.
Children of Robert Kraft and Myra Kraft
Jonathan A. Kraft
Born – March 4, 1964
Jonathan Kraft is the president of the Kraft Group and the New England Patriots. He graduated from Williams College and took an MBA from Harvard Business School. He married Patricia Lipoma in the year 1995.
Daniel A. Kraft
He is president of the International Kraft Group. The company is based in Boston. Dan currently works as the President and CEO of International Forest Products LLC since 1972. He is also the MD at the Singularity University.
He is the third child of the couple. Joshua is serving as the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. Before this, he served as founding director of the BGCB’s Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club.
He is the youngest of all the four siblings. He is pursuing his education from the Harvard Business School.
Robert Kraft Family Net Worth
Kraft has been rated on the 122nd position on the Forbes Top 400 list. His net worth amounts to $ 4 million.
Kraft’s equity group has funded a number of films, theatre, and television productions. To promote minority groups, he has assisted a number of minority groups to buy WNEV – TV. In the year 2012, he has been recognized as the top third CEO on the ExecRank’s Top Chief Executive List.