The Life of Ray Kroc
By Drew Mestey
The Early Life of Ray Kroc
Kroc was born on October 5, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois near Chicago.His parents were Rose Kroc and Louis Kroc.He was an American businessman.During the First World War, Ray lied about his age and became a Red Cross ambulance driver at the age of 15. He also worked for room and board at one of Ray Dambaugh's restaurant in the Midwest to learn the restaurant business. During the First World War he lied about his age and became a Red Cross ambulance driver at the age of 15.
Marriage of Ray Kroc
Ray married 3 people and 2 were divorced. He married Ethel Fleming, Jane Dobbins Green, and Joan Kroc. He was married to Joan Kroc untill Ray's death. Ethel and Jane were both divorced.
Net Worth of Ray Kroc
His net worth was 500 million dollars.
Philanthropy of Ray Kroc
In 1972, Kroc celebrated his 70th birthday by giving more than $7.5 million to charity. Also, in 1972 he donated $255,000 to Richard Nixon's campaign.
Death of Ray Kroc
Ray Kroc died on January 14, 1984. He died because of Heart failure. He was 81 when he died.