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.

Mc Donald's Discovery

Ray Kroc discovers Mc Donald's

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.