15 Facts About Robert Kraft

1. In 1994, Robert Kraft purchased the team and transformed it into one of the league's elite franchises.

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2. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the chairman of that committee.

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3. In the video, Robert Kraft reads Wilson's lines for a bikini-clad Lander, dances briefly, curses, and throws a punch at another actor.

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4. In June 2012, Robert Kraft began dating actress Ricki Noel Lander, who is 39 years his junior.

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5. In 2011, Robert Kraft was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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6. In 2017 Robert Kraft announced a contribution of $6 million to build the first ever regulation size American football field in Israel.

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7. In October 2017, Robert Kraft said he was "still intrigued" by the possibility of buying a Premier League football club, but that he was concerned about the lack of a salary cap in UK football.

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8. In 1996 Robert Kraft founded the New England Revolution, a charter member of Major League Soccer which began playing alongside the Patriots at Foxboro Stadium.

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9. In 2007, Robert Kraft began to develop the land around Gillette Stadium, creating a $375-million open-air shopping and entertainment center called Patriot Place.

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10. In 1998, Robert Kraft considered moving the Patriots to Hartford, Connecticut, based on an offer that the state of Connecticut would finance a new stadium in downtown Hartford.

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11. With this in mind, Robert Kraft made an offer for an outright purchase of the team for $172 million, which Orthwein accepted.

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12. In 1985, Robert Kraft bought a 10-year option on Foxboro Raceway, a horse track adjacent to the stadium.

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13. In 1991, Robert Kraft exercised his option to unload his shares for an estimated $25 million.

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14. At the age of 27, Robert Kraft was elected chairman of the Newton Democratic City Committee.

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15. While at Columbia, Robert Kraft joined Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity and played running back and safety on the school's freshman and lightweight football teams.

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