Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft was born in the year 1941 in the Brookline in Massachusetts of US. He was born in the Orthodox Jewish family. He is known as business magnate and chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group. The father is called Harry Kraft and he worked as a dress manufacturer. The parents wanted him to be a rabbi while growing up.


He went to Edward Devotion School and had to move in Brookline High School. This is where he graduated in the year 1959. He was the best student and was a senior class president in his high school. He liked sports, however, he was not able to participate in these sports since it would have interfered in the Hebrew studies which took place after school and would have failed to observe the Sabbath. He got a scholarship so that he can join Columbia University.


Robert Kraft started to work under Rand-Whitney Group, a packaging company based in Worcester. It was run by the father in law. He was intelligent and hard working and he became successful. He got the control of this company through the buyout of 1968. He got interested into the politics and became the chairman of the Newton Democratic City committee.

From his biography, Robert Kraft decided to found his own business called International Forest Product. It is a company which trades into the physical paper commodities. It is a venture that brought him success. He invested into different ventures. He invested into the New England Television Corp and gained the control of the WNAC-TV. He became one of the board directors. The station got renamed and it was called WNEV-TV. He got named to be the president of this corporation in the year 1986. He is a football fan and he purchased the professional American football team called New England Patriots in the year 1994 and it was for 175 million dollars.

He founded Kraft Group LLC which was a holding company and he wanted it to operate different business ventures in the professional sports and manufacturing. It is found in the city of Massachusetts. After buying the Patriots, the team started to do well and his current coach named Bill Belichick got hired in 2000. The team was able to win three super bowls under his guidance. He had also some holding in the New England Revolution, a major league Soccer.

Married, wife, girlfriend, divorce

Robert Kraft met and married Myra Nathalie Hiatt when they were at school. She is a daughter of a philanthropist and businessman called Jacob Hiatt. They got married in 1963 and they stayed together without any divorce but the marriage ended when Myra died in 2011 because of cancer. After the death of his wife, Ricki Noel Lander became his girlfriend. He is a father of 4 sons.

Net worth

At the age of 77 years, his net worth is 4.3 billion dollars.

Last Modified: Mar 5, 2020

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