Pritzker family is one of the wealthiest families in the United States, being near the top of Forbes magazine’s “America’s Richest Families” list since the magazine began it in 1982.
The family is most famous for owning the
Hyatt hotel chain, and the Marmon Group, conglomerate of manufacturing and industrial service companies. Other holdings have included the Superior Bank of Chicago, the TransUnion credit bureau and the Royal Caribbean cruise line.
The Pritzker family and its members are mostly of
Ashkenazi Jewish descent. [1 ] Members [edit ] Jacob Pritzker (1831–1896) and Sophia Schwartzman (1850–1910) Nicholas Pritzker (1871–1956), Jewish immigrant from Kiev, founder of Pritzker & Pritzker law firm and a cousin of the existentialist philosopher Lev Shestov (Schwartzman). [2 ] Harry Nicholas Pritzker (1893–1957), lawyer, Pritzker and Pritzker law firm m. Elna Stone 2 children Richard S. Pritzker (born 1944) Joanne Pritzker (1946–1955) Abram Nicholas “A.N.” Pritzker (1896–1986), patriarch of family business enterprise m. Fanny Doppelt 3 children Jay Pritzker (1922–99), co-founder of Hyatt & philanthropist m. Marian “Cindy” Friend 5 children Nancy Pritzker (1948–72) Thomas Pritzker (born 1951), chief executive of The Pritzker Organization m. Margot Marshall 3 children John Pritzker (born 1953) Daniel Pritzker (born 1959), founder, guitarist and songwriter for the band Sonia Dada, and documentary filmmaker m. Karen Edensworth 5 children Jean (Gigi) Pritzker Pucker (born 1962), filmmaker m. Michael Pucker 6 children Abby, Conan, Maggie, Elizabeth, Aaron, and Jessy Robert Pritzker (1926–2011) Founder of Marmon and Philanthropist; gave $60 million to the Illinois Institute of Technology m. Audrey Gilbert 3 children m. Irene Dryburgh 2 children m. Mayari Sargent no children Donald Pritzker (1932–72), co-founder and President of Hyatt Jack Nicholas Pritzker (1904–79), real estate developer and lawyer Family fortune [edit ]
Members of the Pritkzer family on the
Forbes 400 list of “The 400 Richest Americans 2014”: [4 ] Legacy [edit ] References [edit ] External links [edit ] Joseph Weber and Lorraine Woellert, The Pritzkers’ Empire Trembles, September 10, 2001 Business Week David Barboza, Hyatt Hotel Family Will Pay $460 Million in S.& L. Case, December 11, 2001 New York Times David Mobert, Breaking the Bank, November 8, 2002 In These Times Shane Tritsch, Tremors in the Empire, December 2002 Chicago Magazine