Business Leader, Football, Investor

What to Know about Robert K. Kraft: The Kraft Group CEO and Chairman

Robert Kraft graduated from Brookline High School in 1959 and attended Columbia University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963. He later earned Harvard Business School MBA in 1965.

  • Business career: In 1972, he founded International Forest Products (IFP), a paper trading company that has since grown into one of the biggest privately owned companies in the United States. In 1985, Kraft acquired the New England Patriots football team, which he has owned ever since.
  • Philanthropy: Kraft is a well-known philanthropist supporting different causes over the years. He and his family have donated significantly to organizations such as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, and the United Way.
  • Personal Life: Robert Kraft is a lifelong resident of the Boston area and is known for his close ties to the city and its sports teams. In 2019, Kraft made headlines when he was charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida, although the charges were later dropped.
  • Sports Ownership: Besides owning the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft also owns the New England Revolution, a Major League Soccer team, and the Boston Uprising, a professional esports team.
  • Political Connections: Kraft is known for his close ties to the political world and has donated millions of dollars to political candidates and causes. He is a friend of former President Donald Trump and has been known to support Democratic and Republican candidates. In 2019, he was awarded the Genesis Prize, which honors individuals who have achieved significant professional success and positively impacted the world.

Robert Kraft is known for his visionary leadership and his commitment to excellence in all aspects of his business and philanthropic endeavors. His vision has been to build a diversified portfolio of businesses. They lead in their respective industries while also positively impacting the world.

Kraft has demonstrated this vision in his ownership of the New England Patriots, where he has emphasized a culture of excellence, teamwork, and innovation. He has invested heavily in player development, coaching, and infrastructure, creating a winning culture that has led to sustained success on the field. See this page on CrunchBase, for additional information.


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