Honored: 2015
Location: Brookline, Massachusetts

Robert Kraft is owner of the New England Patriots, the National Football League's (NFL) 2015 Super Bowl champion. He is also owner of Major League Soccer’s (MLS) New England Revolution, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Group.

Born and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, Kraft has owned the Patriots since 1994, and Revolution, a charter MLS franchise, since its founding in 1996. The Kraft Group is a diversified holding company with assets in paper and packaging, sports and entertainment, real estate development, and a private equity portfolio.

The Kraft family has gifted more than $100 million to a variety of philanthropic causes, most significantly those related to health, education, child/women's issues, and Israel. Included are the Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem and the Kraft Family Israel Football League, in support of American Football Israel.

Among Kraft's numerous personal honors are the NCAA's Theodore Roosevelt Award, induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and, in 2012, he was the first NFL owner in the 43-year history of the Pro Football Writers of America's George Halas Award to receive the annual honor.

Robert Kraft
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