Ray Kroc was a successful American businessman who had a net worth of $600 million. He is best known for his leading role in the expansion of the American fast-food company McDonald's Corporation from the local to the international chain. This businessman died of heart failure in January 1984.
As an entrepreneur, Kroc is an iconic figure. His name was inscribed on the Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century chart. He played a leading role in introducing McDonald's around the world. In addition to working at McDonald's, he owned the San Diego Padres baseball team.
A film, The Founder, was released about him in 2016. Popular American actor Michael Keaton portrayed his role in that film. Considering the current price of McDonald's shares, Ray Kroc's net worth would be approx. $18 billion! However, most of his wealth was donated to various non-profit charitable organizations.
After World War II, Kroc got a job as a milkshake blender vendor at catering equipment manufacturer Prince Castle. When sales of Prince Castle multimixers plummeted due to competition from cheaper Hamilton Beach products, Kroc was impressed by Richard and Maurice McDonald, who bought eight of his multimixers for their San Bernardino, California restaurant and visited in 1954.
In 1955, Kroc opened the first McDonald's franchise, which he operated during Kroc's tenure as a McDonald Brothers franchise agent in Des Plaines, Illinois. The restaurant was demolished in 1985. Recognizing its historic and nostalgic value, McDonald's Corporation acquired the stand in 1990 and rehabilitated it to a modern but near-original condition, then built an adjacent museum and gift shop for commemorate the location of the museum shop No. 1 of McDonald's.
Raymond ilbert "Ray" Oroc was born to his parents on October 5, 1902 in Sak Sаrk, llinоіѕ. The use was made in sake.
Already at the age of 15 he became a driver of a red car or an ambulance at the time of the world war. In Desperate Time, he did a variety of things like selling party cups, playing band plans, and more.
Ray Oros has been married three times. In 1922 he married Fleming. They divorced in 1961. From 1963 to 1968 he was married to Sane Dobbinѕ. In 1969 he married his third wife, Soan Oroc. He had a daughter with a first wife.
Kroc retired from McDonald's in 1974. Looking for new challenges, he decided to return to baseball, his favorite sport for life, when he found out that the San Diego Padres were for sale. The team was conditionally sold to Joseph Danzansky, a Washington-based grocery chain owner, who planned to relocate Padres to Washington. However, the sale was tied to lawsuits when Kroc bought the team for $ 12 million, keeping the team in San Diego. In their first year of ownership in 1974, the Padres lost 102 games but attracted over a million viewers, which was the standard of box office success in the major leagues at the time. Their previous highest turnout was 644,772 in 1972. The San Diego union said Kroc was "primarily a fan of his team."
Born on October 5, 1902, Ray Kroc was 81 at the time of his death. Our height was 1.65m tall and we weighed 72kg.