Robert K. Kraft, (born June 5, 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of The Kraft Group, a diversified holding company with assets in paper & packaging, sports & entertainment, real estate development and a private equity portfolio. However, his best-known holdings are the National Football League's New England Patriots and Major League Soccer's New England Revolution, as well as the stadium where they play, Gillette Stadium.
Kraft is also the largest shareholder of Carmel Container Systems LTD, Israel's largest packaging plant. In 1997 he invested $40 million in a factory in Caesarea in order to provide his company, which employs 700 people, with the most advanced technology available. He is also currently on the Board of Directors of Viacom, and served as a Trustee of Columbia University from 1992 to 2004.
Kraft attended Brookline High School in his hometown, graduating in 1959. He is a 1963 graduate of Columbia University, which he attended on scholarship, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1965. While at Columbia, Kraft played on the school's Lightweight Football team. He is married to Myra Kraft, a 1964 graduate of Brandeis
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