Ray Kroc

1902 - 1984

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Raymond Albert Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American businessman. He purchased the fast food company McDonald's in 1961 and was its CEO from 1967 to 1973. Kroc is credited with the global expansion of McDonald's, turning it into the most successful fast food corporation in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Kroc has received more than 13,354,253 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Ray Kroc is the 13th most popular businessperson (up from 28th in 2019), the 143rd most popular biography from United States (up from 282nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Businessperson.

Ray Kroc is most famous for his role in the introduction of the McDonald's fast food restaurant chain.

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Among businesspeople, Ray Kroc ranks 13 out of 604Before him are John D. Rockefeller, Ingvar Kamprad, George Soros, Aristotle Onassis, David Rockefeller, and Vince McMahon. After him are Sepp Blatter, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Carlos Slim, Levi Strauss, Muhammad Yunus, and Adolf Dassler.

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Among people born in 1902, Ray Kroc ranks 9Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini, Erik Erikson, John Steinbeck, Carl Rogers, Leni Riefenstahl, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. After him are Paul Dirac, Talcott Parsons, Halldór Laxness, Fernand Braudel, Georgy Malenkov, and Nâzım Hikmet. Among people deceased in 1984, Ray Kroc ranks 5Before him are Michel Foucault, Richard Burton, Yuri Andropov, and Indira Gandhi. After him are François Truffaut, Paul Dirac, Johnny Weissmuller, Ed Gein, Truman Capote, Martin Niemöller, and Mikhail Sholokhov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Kroc ranks 143 out of 15,968Before him are Nicolas Cage (1964), Amelia Earhart (1897), Vince McMahon (1945), Dale Carnegie (1888), Jon Voight (1938), and Will Smith (1968). After him are Brad Pitt (1963), Tupac Shakur (1971), Phineas Gage (1823), Madonna (1958), James Watson (1928), and Vin Diesel (1967).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Ray Kroc ranks 7Before him are Bill Gates (1955), Howard Hughes (1905), Warren Buffett (1930), John D. Rockefeller (1839), David Rockefeller (1915), and Vince McMahon (1945). After him are Colonel Sanders (1890), Hugh Hefner (1926), Tim Cook (1960), J. P. Morgan (1837), J. Paul Getty (1892), and P. T. Barnum (1810).