Ray Kroc

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc Full Name: Ray Kroc


Profession: McDonald's Entrepreneur
Why Famous: Joined McDonald's in 1954 and built it into the most successful and profitable fast food operation in the world.

He also owned the San Diego Padres baseball team from 1974 until his death in 1984.

Born: October 5, 1902
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Died: January 14, 1984 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1969-03-08 CEO of McDonald's Ray Kroc (66) weds philanthropist Joan Mansfield (40)

Historical Events in the Life of Ray Kroc

  • 1955-04-15 Ray Kroc opens first McDonald's Inc. fast food restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1974-01-25 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million
  • 1974-04-09 San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"

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