Ray Kroc Net Worth
Ray Kroc net worth: Ray Kroc was an American businessman and entrepreneur who had a net worth of $600 million at the time of his death in 1984. That's the same as $1.4 billion after adjusting for inflation. Ray Kroc was born in Oak Park, Illinois in October 1902 and passed away in January 1984. He was best known for being responsible for the popularity of the McDonald's brand. Kroc joined McDonald's in 1954 and helped expand the franchise nationally and then globally. Later on his life he claimed to have founded the company although that is credited to the McDonald brothers. He was the owner of the Major League Baseball team San Diego Padres from 1974 until he passed away in 1984. Kroc was listed in the Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century list. He was portrayed by actor Michael Keaton in the film The Founder in 2016. Ray Kroc passed away on January 14, 1984 at 81 years old from heart failure and was married three times including to Joan Kroc. When Joan died in 2003, she was worth $3 billion. She gave nearly the entire fortune away to charity. At McDonald's current stock price, the Kroc's fortune would be worth $18 billion.