Robert Kraft is the founder of the Kraft Group, which owns the New England Patriots and New England Revolution. Robert Kraft has an estimated net worth of $A$9.2 billion (US$6.8 billion).
The press has described him variously as “richest man in Massachusetts,” “sports’ wealthiest owner,” and “most generous donor to Harvard University.” In 2009, his compensation package totaled $A$53 million, making him the highest paid owner in all American professional sports outside of MLB’s Mark Walter with estimated earnings before taxes of US$10 million per day.
Robert Kraft was born to a Jewish family in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of Evelyn (née Gordon) and Abraham Kraft. He attended Brookline High School. His father owned a replica furniture company.
Robert Kraft graduated from Columbia University with a degree in business administration in 1960 and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1961. In 2003, he gave $5 million to their football program to help fund a new indoor practice facility named after him. At the time, this was the largest donation ever made to Harvard Athletics and it remains among the biggest donations ever received by that department of any school.
In 2010, Kraft was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. He and his family were honored with a $12 million donation from the NFL in 2007 to fund what is now the Kraft Family Stadium at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. In 2017, Robert Kraft gave $1 million to fund EverFi lesson plans on financial literacy for students and teachers as part of a partnership between The Patriots Foundation and NeighborWorks America.
Robert Kraft also owns Foxboro Raceway, a harness racing track in Franklin County. His son Jonathan is married to a woman named Mindy who was president of the marketing division at the local newspaper Patriot Ledger, which publishes articles about horse racing.
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