Kravitz was born in Philadelphia in 1932, moving to Chicago's West Side at the age of seven. After attending the University of Illinois and a year at John Marshall Law School, Kravitz was drafted and served 3 years in the Army. After completing his tour, Kravitz compelted Law school and soon left the legal practice to trade gold and currency futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Genghis Khan's Grave Site Expedition
Starting in the early 90's, Kravitz complied a 400-volume library on Genghis Khan, the 13th century Mongolian Emperor, which drew significant media attention in 1994, with the publication of a Chicago Tribune story. By 2000, Kravitz had assembled a small group of investors and approximately $1.2 million in funding to lead four expeditions to find Khan's grave site. With the help of documentary filmmaker, Bill Kurtis, the expedition was televised on A&E network and the results were displayed on exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum.
Kravitz received a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School.