WK Kellogg

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Birthday
7, 1860
Birthplace
Battle Creek, MI
DEATH DATE
Oct 6, 1951 (91)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1860
Birthplace
Battle Creek, MI
DEATH DATE
Oct 6, 1951 (91)

About

Food manufacturer and entrepreneur who founded the Kellogg Company, a leading distributor of breakfast cereal. He was also a breeder and stable owner of Arabian horses.

Before Fame

He spent his early adulthood years working as a broom salesman and assisting his brother in the administration of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan.

Trivia

He became a breeder of Arabian horses in his later life, and he also turned to philanthropy in 1934, founding the Kellogg Foundation.

Family Life

He was married twice-- to Ella Davis and Carrie Staines-- and fathered four sons and one daughter.

Associated With

One of Kellogg's Arabian stallions was ridden by actor Rudolph Valentino in the 1926 film, Son of the Sheik.