Robert Kraft (born June 5, 1941) is an American Businessman, Investor, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Kraft Group from Brookline, Massachusetts. He is the owner of the American Football team named “New England Patriots“. Furthermore, the 77-year-old businessman is also the owner of the New England Revolution (Major League Soccer team) and Gillette Stadium.
Kraft began his career with the Rand-Whitney Group as an employee. It is a Worcester-based packaging company operated by his father-in-law “Jacob Hiatt” (businessman and philanthropist). Moreover, He is the chairman of the firm now. In 1972, Robert founded “International Forest Products”. This company became a top 100 US exporters/importer in 1997. In fact, it also topped at No. 20 position on the Journal of Commerce list.
On February 22, 2019, Daniel Kerr (the police chief of Jupiter, Florida) declared that Robert accused of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. He was twice videotaped giving money for a sex act at an illegal massage parlor.
In addition, the New England Patriots owner was one of 25 personalities involved in the alleged solicitation at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. the spokesman for the state attorney’s office “Michael Edmondson” told ESPN that the 25 people who faced the charges will not be released until next week.
However, Kraft’s spokesperson denied all the accusations and said the businessman has no involvement in this scandal. According to police, hundreds of arrest warrants were issued in recent days as a result of a 6 months inquiry. In fact, more people are expected to arrest.
The officials closed ten spas and numerous people charged with sex trafficking. Police claimed that they privately installed hidden cameras in targeted massage parlors and recorded everything.
Profile, Parents & Before Fame
This businessman was born on the 5th of June 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. At present, Robert Kraft’s age is 77 years old. His father “Harry Kraft” was a clothing manufacturer. He was a Jewish lay leader at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline. But we have no information about his mother.
Furthermore, Robert belongs to a conservative Jewish family. He attended Edward Devotion School. In 1959, the businessman completed his school education from Brookline High School.
Moreover, Kraft graduated from Columbia University in 1963 and served as class president. In 1965, he received an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. At the age of 27, Robert elected as a chairman of the Newton Democratic City Committee.
Personal Affairs, Spouse & Children
On February 2, 1962, Kraft met his future wife Myra Hiatt at a delicatessen in Boston’s Back Bay. Later, the couple started dating each other and soon became engaged. They tied the knot in June 1963.
Furthermore, Kraft and Myra shared four sons together. Their first boy named Jonathan A. Kraft was born on March 4, 1964. He is the president of The Kraft Group and the New England Patriots.
The former couple’s second “Daniel A. Kraft” is the president of International Forest Products (founded in 1972 by his dad). Moreover, their third boy’s name is Joshua Kraft and he is a president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Robert’s youngest child is “David Kraft”.
On July 20, 2011, Kraft’s spouse died due to ovarian cancer at the age of 68. In June 2012, the businessman started his relationship with girlfriend “Ricki Noel Lander”. She is an American actress, model, & dancer and the couple has 39 years of age difference.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Full Birth Name||Robert Kenneth Kraft.|
|Profession||Businessman, Investor, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Kraft Group.|
|Age (As of 2018)||77 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||June 5, 1941.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Brookline, Massachusetts, United States.|
|Famous for||1. owner of the New England Patriots (American Professional Football Team).
2. Recently accused of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution.
|Awards||won Six-time Super Bowl champion– XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII as the owner of the New England Patriots.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Gemini.|
|Current Residence||1. New York City, New York, USA.
2. Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 7".
Centimeters: 170 cm.
Meters: 1.7 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 79 Kg.
Pounds: 174 lbs.
|Biceps Size||16 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||42-35-37.|
|Shoe Size (US)||8.|
|Tattoos details?||Will update.|
|Parents||Father: Harry Kraft
Mother: name not available.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Girlfriend||Ricki Noel Lander.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Myra Nathalie Hiatt (m. 1964 - 2011).|
|Children||Son: 1. Jonathan A. Kraft.
2. Daniel A. Kraft.
3. Joshua Kraft.
4. David Kraft.
|School||Brookline High School.|
|Alma Mater||1. Columbia University.
2. Harvard Business School.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Hanks.
Actress: Meryl Streep.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Italy.|
|Love to do||Reading and Listening to music.|
|Favorite Dishes||Italian Cuisine.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$6.6 Billion US Dollars (As of 2018).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Office Address||Will Update.|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Will Update.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Robert Kraft
- His real full birth name is Robert Kenneth Kraft.
- Roberts’ dad wanted him to become a rabbi.
- Furthermore, Kraft was a senior class president. During high school, he was not able to play in any sports as his focus was on his after-school Hebrew studies and observance of the Sabbath.
- Financial Details: His calculated Net worth is estimated at around $6.6 Billion US Dollars.
- Robert Kraft height is around 5 Feet 7 Inches (170 centimeters). In addition, his body weight is 79 kilograms (174 Pound) approximately.
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- In 2012, the businessman gained a lot of controversies when he assisted his lover Lander in creating an audition tape. His video aired on the Barstool Sports website and went viral.
- He won six-time Super Bowl champion XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII as the owner of the New England Patriots.
- In 2017, Ricki gave birth to her baby but the biological father of the child is not Robert.