Ray Kroc

1902 - 1984

Ray Kroc

Raymond Albert Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American businessman. He joined the California company McDonald's in 1954, after the McDonald brothers had franchised six locations out from their original 1940 operation in San Bernardino. This set the stage for national expansion with the help of Kroc, eventually leading to a global franchise, making it 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 10,679,643 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Ray Kroc ranks 28 out of 481Before him are Colonel Sanders, Florentino Pérez, J. Paul Getty, Jules Rimet, Ludwig Erhard, and Andrew Carnegie. After him are Tim Cook, Ettore Bugatti, Rudolf Dassler, Hugh Hefner, J. P. Morgan, and Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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Among people born in 1902, Ray Kroc ranks 15Before him are Georgy Malenkov, Halldór Laxness, Nâzım Hikmet, Talcott Parsons, Fernand Braudel, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. After him are Eugene Wigner, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Kurt Alder, Alfred Kastler, Walter Houser Brattain, and Josemaría Escrivá. Among people deceased in 1984, Ray Kroc ranks 10Before him are Indira Gandhi, Paul Dirac, François Truffaut, Johnny Weissmuller, Mikhail Sholokhov, and Ed Gein. After him are Marvin Gaye, Martin Niemöller, Truman Capote, Tigran Petrosian, Julio Cortázar, and Alfred Kastler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Kroc ranks 282 out of 12,171Before him are Joe Dassin (1938), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Aretha Franklin (1942), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Norbert Wiener (1894), and Ed Gein (1906). After him are Napoleon Hill (1883), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Burt Lancaster (1913), Claude Shannon (1916), Spencer Tracy (1900), and Marvin Gaye (1939).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Ray Kroc ranks 10Before him are John D. Rockefeller (1839), Vince McMahon (1945), David Rockefeller (1915), P. T. Barnum (1810), Colonel Sanders (1890), and J. Paul Getty (1892). After him are Tim Cook (1960), Hugh Hefner (1926), J. P. Morgan (1837), Martin Cooper (1928), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), and Steve Ballmer (1956).

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