Son of Senator Robert F. Kennedy of the historic Kennedy family. He started the non-profit Top Box Foods and served as President of The Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
He earned a Masters in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management and completed his undergrad at Boston College.
He hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama when the future US President was running for U.S. Senate.
He married Sheila Sinclair Berner in 1987 and has four children with her.
He is the nephew of the most famous member of the Kennedy family, John F. Kennedy.