Jay Robert “JB” Pritzker (born January 19, 1965) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician and was the 43rd Governor of Illinois. He is a Chicago-based private company owner, managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group, and a member of the Pritzker family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain. The personal net worth of him is estimated at $3.4 billion.
|Real Name||Jay Robert “J. B.” Pritzker|
|Nick Name||J. B. Pritzker|
|Born||January 19, 1965|
|Age||55 years old (As of 2020)|
|Known For||43rd Governor of Illinois|
|Birthplace||Atherton, California, U.S.|
|Height/ Tall||In feet – 5’7″|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Parents||Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
|Spouse/ Wife||Mary Muenster (m. 1993)|
|Children||(3) Theodore and Karen Muenster|
|Education||1. Duke University (BA)
2. Northwestern University (JD)
|Net Worth||Approx $4 billion (As of 2020)|
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J.B. Pritzker Age, height and weight
- In 2020, JB Pritzker turns 55.
- He is 5 feet 7 inches tall.
- It weighs about 70kg.
- The color of the eyes is dark brown and he has brown hair.
- Wear UK size 9.
Quick facts about JB Pritzker
JB Pritzker with his wife Mary Munster
J. B. Pritzker’s wife
- JB Pritzker has been married to Maria Munster since 2020.
- In 1993, he married Mary Katherine “M.A.” Munster is from South Dakota and lived in Washington, DC. she met while working as an aide to US Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota.
- She is one of three children born to Theodor and Karen Munster.
- His father ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 1990.
- They live with their two children in the Gold Coast area of Chicago.
- The Chicago SunTimes reported that Pritzker was deliberately running the mansion he bought next to his multi-million dollar home to make it uninhabitable by removing the residence’s bathroom.
- He then fell back on his original definition of property and asserted that newly built residential property was therefore “uninhabitable.” The Cook County Assessor reduced the value of the homes from $6.25 million to $1.1 million, getting an 83% tax break on the Pritzker estate, or about $230,000 annually.
- Federal prosecutors are investigating the case.
JB Pritzker Youth and education
- Pritzker was born on January 19, 1965 in Atherton, California, United States.
- He was born into a Jewish family prominent in business and philanthropy in the late 20th century.
- His older siblings are Penny Pritzker, a former United States Secretary of Commerce, and Anthony Pritzker.
- In keeping with his education, he attended boarding school at Milton Academy in Massachusetts and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Duke University.
- Pritzker received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. He is an attorney and a member of the State Bar of Illinois and the Chicago Bar Association.
J. B. Pritzker’s career
- During his career, he was instrumental in founding the Illinois Venture Capital Association and the Chicagoland Center for Entrepreneurship.
- He also co-founded Chicago Ventures and financed startups Techstars Chicago and Built in Chicago.
- During the 2008 presidential election, Pritzker served as co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s national campaign.
- He was a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
- Pritzker announced that he would be running for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Illinois on April 6, 2017.
- He won the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary, easily beating each of his main rivals by more than 20%.
- Pritzker took office on January 14, 2019 as the 43rd governor.
- In 2020, Pritzker took a number of steps to help contain the COVID19 pandemic in Illinois.
- During the pandemic, Pritzker began providing daily updates.
J.B. Pritzker Net Worth
- As of 2020, JB Pritzker has an estimated net worth of around $4 billion.
- He is the owner of a private company based in Chicago, a managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group, and a member of the Pritzker family that owns the Hyatt hotel chain.
Facts about J. B. Pritzker
- As part of his capital project financing plan, Pritzker increased the sales tax on cigarettes by $1.
- The 2019 budget20 includes $230 million for the new Quincy Veterans Home and $21 million for the Chicago Veterans Home.
- He is a long-time LGBT rights activist and has been an active participant in Chicago Gay Pride.
- He supported raising the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 an hour.
- Pritzker and his wife donated $5 million to the University of South Dakota in 2007 to build the Theodore R. and Karen K. Munster University Center in honor of his wife’s parents.
- His Instagram bio reads: “Husband and father. Proud of my service as the 43rd Governor of Illinois.”