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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 exportimport 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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Robert Kraft
  • Net Worth: $5.5 Billion
  • Date Of Birth: June 5, 1941
  • Place Of Birth: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: CEO of the New England Patriots, American business magnate
  • Education: Columbia University, Harvard Business School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Myra Kraft (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
  • Partner: Ricki Noel Lander (2012–)
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm2398417
  • 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, 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) (2004)

Facts

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

Filmography

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Title Year Status Character
The Game Plan 2007 the producers and director wish to thank
Self
Title Year Status Character
The League 2018 post-production Himself
Fox News Sunday 2017 TV Series Himself – Owner, New England Patriots
Super Bowl LI 2017 TV Special Himself
Fox and Friends 2017 TV Series Himself – Owner, New England Patriots
Wahlburgers 2015 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2010-2014 TV Series Himself – New England Patriots Owner / Himself – Guest
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Himself – Owner, New England Patriots
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Himself – Audience Member
60 Minutes Sports 2013-2014 TV Series documentary Himself – Owner, New England Patriots (segment “Big Vince”) / Himself – Owner, New England Patriots (segment “The Making of Super Bowl XLVII”)
Katie 2013 TV Series Himself – Owner, New England Patriots
Charlie Rose 2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
60 Minutes 2004-2012 TV Series documentary Himself – 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 Quarterback 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
NFL Films Presents 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2005 TV Series Himself – Superbowl XXXIX Visitor
The Apprentice 2004 TV Series Himself – Interviewer
Super Bowl XXXVIII 2004 TV Special Himself – New England Patriots Owner / CEO
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Mike & Mike 2013-2016 TV Series Himself – New England Patriots Owner / Himself – Owner, New England Patriots
60 Minutes Sports 2015 TV Series documentary Himself – Owner, New England Patriots (segment “The Season from Hell”)
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself – Owner, New England Patriots
Media Buzz 2015 TV Series Himself – Owner, New England Patriots
60 Minutes 2004-2007 TV Series documentary Himself – Owner, New England Patriots (segment “The Winner”) / Himself – Owner, New England Patriots (segment “The Coach”)
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2005 TV Series documentary Himself

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