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Ray Kroc (Entrepreneur) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Ray Kroc

Raymond Albert Kroc is an American businessman. He joined California-based McDonald's in 1954, after the McDonald brothers franchised nine facilities outside of their original operating base in 1948 in San Bernardino. This paved the way for a nationwide expansion with the help of Kroc, which ultimately led to a global franchise, making it the most successful fast food company in the world. Kroc is included in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century and amassed a fortune of millions of dollars during his lifetime. He owned the San Diego Padres baseball team from 1974 until his death in 1984 .

Born Raymond Albert Kroc, October 5, 1902, Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Died January 14, 1984, San Diego, California, U.S.
Resting place El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Businessman, franchisor
Years active 1954–1984
Known for Purchasing, popularizing and "founding" McDonald's
Net worth $600 million (1984)
Political party Republican
Children 1

About Ray Kroc

After purchasing McDonald's for $2.7 million in 1961, he was responsible for developing it into the world's most dominating fast-food franchise.

Ray Kroc before fame

During World War I, he served as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross illegally. In 1954, he began working for the corporation.

Achievement of Ray Kroc

From 1974 to 1984, he was the owner of the San Diego Padres baseball franchise. After both turning 50, he and Colonel Harland Sanders [Entrepreneur] of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame found late-in-life success.

Ray Kroc family life

He married three times, with two of them lasting more than 30 years each.

Associations of Ray Kroc

Along with Oprah Winfrey [TV Show Host], he was named in Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

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