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Ray Kroc

Kroc in 1978
Born Raymond Albert Kroc
(1902-10-05)October 5, 1902
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died January 14, 1984(1984-01-14) (aged 81)
San Diego, California, United States
Cause of death Heart failure
Resting place El Camino Memorial Park
San Diego, California, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Predominant establisher of the McDonald’s Corporation
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ethel Fleming (1922–1961, divorced)
Jane Dobbins Green (1963–1968, divorced)
Joan Mansfield (1969–1984, his death)
Children 1-Marilyn Kroc
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If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
None of Us is as Good as All of Us.
The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.
Ray Kroc
When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot.
While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
Ray Kroc
Its easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.
Ray Kroc
We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
Ray Kroc
You're only as good as the people you hire.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Ray Kroc
We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it.
Ray Kroc
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Ray Kroc
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
Ray Kroc
As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.
Ray Kroc
All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.