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Who is Robert Kraft?
Robert Kraft is an American businessman, who was born in 1941. Kraft is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Kraft Group, which is a diversified holding company with assets in paper and packing, real estate development, sports and entertainment and a private equity portfolio. As a part of the sports holdings of the group, Robert Kraft is the owner of the National Football League’s New England Patriots, Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution and also the stadium in which both the teams play, the Gillette Stadium. Robert Kraft married Myra Nathalie Hiatt in 1964. She was a graduate of Brandeis University and also the daughter of late businessman and philanthropist, Jacob Hiatt. She died from ovarian cancer at the age of 68. They had four sons, Jonathan A. Kraft who is currently the president of The Kraft Group and the New England Patriots, Daniel A. Kraft who is the president of International Forest Products, Joshua Kraft who is the president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and David Kraft.
Robert Kraft’s net worth
His team, the New England Patriots is NFL’s third most valuable team. Robert Kraft bought the NE team in 1994 for $172 million and today the team is worth $1.4 billion. Robert Kraft has a net worth of estimated $6.2 Billion. His net worth was updated by Forbes in the year 2018.
The businessman’s association with Trump
Robert Kraft and President Donald Trump have been good friends since quite some time now. Trump has often stated his positive statements about Kraft publicly. Here is some more information about their association: * Trump supported Kraft after the death of his wife. The two have been friends since years. Donald Trump used to often accompany Kraft at his box for games at Foxboro and Gillette Stadium while Kraft has attended Trump’s wedding to his current wife, Melania. Their friendship grew stronger in 2011 when Robert Kraft’s wife of 48 years passed away from cancer. He was consoled by Trump in his period of grief. Kraft said in an interview, “When Myra died, Melania and Donald came up to the funeral in our synagogue; then they came for memorial week to visit with me. Then he called me once a week for the whole year, the most depressing year of my life when I was down and out. He called me every week to see how I was doing, invited me to things, tried to lift my spirits. He was one of five or six people that were like that. I remember that.” * Kraft too has returned that support to Trump by lending his voice and support for Trump’s policies. Kraft elaborated on his opinions regarding Trump’s policies saying, “To be honest, I think we have a real challenge, especially in the inner cities. Working class people and lower income people, we have to help more. They’ve gotten hurt over the last decade a lot. We have to create jobs and a vibrant economy that helps those communities throughout America. I really believe and hope that the new administration is going to do that.” He added, “Loyalty is important to me, and he has been a wonderful friend. I think one of the great problems in the country today is the working poor, the middle class, that there hasn’t been growth in income on an equal basis, and I really think the policies he’s going to bring to bear are going to be great for the economic side of America.” * Trump thanked Kraft at his inauguration dinner. Donald Trump while welcoming guests stopped his speech to point out the presence of his friend in room, thanking him for his support and wished him luck for his New England team in the Super Bowl. Trump said, “In the audience we have somebody that’s under no pressure whatsoever because he’s got a great quarterback named Tom Brady and a great coach named Belichick — Bob Kraft. So, good luck Bob. Your friend Tom just called, he feels good. He called to congratulate us, he feels good. Good luck. You’re going to do great, thanks.” Robert Kraft said that Bill Belichick will be the New England Patriot Team’s new coach in 2018. * In an interesting incident once, Robert Kraft had handed his diamond-studded ring to Putin as a bit of show and tell. When Kraft held out his hand to get it back, Putin, surrounded by KGB agents, wordlessly slipped the ring into his pocket. Putin was intrigued by the uniqueness of the ring and said it fitted his finger perfectly. Robert Kraft resurfaced claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin stole his $25,000 Super Bowl ring.
Latest news about Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft got into a relationship with actress Ricki Noel Lander in 2012. He also assisted Ricki Noel Lander in creating an audition video for a role in ‘The Internship’. Recently, Blizzard Entertainment had made an announcement for the franchise owners for the first seven teams in the Overwatch League. The list of the Overwatch league includes a couple of familiar names. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will own the Boston Overwatch team. Two days back, while Kraft was in Florida, he got the news of Tom Brady injuring his hand. He flew back immediately to inspect Brady’s hand himself and to make sure that he would be able to play in the seventh AFC Championship game.