Robert Kraft is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, based in Foxborough, Mass. The Kraft Group is the holding company of the Kraft family’s many businesses, including the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Boston Uprising, Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place, International Forest Products, Rand-Whitney Group, Rand-Whitney Containerboard and a portfolio of more than 100 private equity investments. Kraft is widely recognized as one of the most successful owners in professional sports. Since buying the Patriots in 1994, the team has won six Super Bowls and earned the highest winning percentage of any team among the nation’s five major professional sports leagues. A native of Brookline, Mass., Kraft attended public school before earning an academic scholarship to Columbia University, followed by a fellowship to Harvard Business School. Over the past five decades, the Kraft family has been one of New England’s most philanthropic families, donating hundreds of millions of dollars in support of local charities, civic affairs and health care. Kraft has received numerous honors for his work as a businessman and philanthropist, including the 2019 Genesis Prize Laureate, referred to as the “Jewish Nobel” by Time, for his commitment to combatting anti-Semitism and other prejudices. In 2019, he created the Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism, which launched [tbh] – together beat hate – in 2020.

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