J. B. Pritzker (Governor of Illinois) Bio, Age, Net Worth, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Career, Facts

Jay Robert “J. B.” Pritzker (born January 19, 1965) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician serving as the 43rd Governor of Illinois. He is a private business owner based in Chicago and a managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group, and a member of the Pritzker family which owns the Hyatt hotel chain. He has an estimated personal net worth of $3.4 billion.

J. B. Pritzker Age, Height & Weight

  • As of 2020, J. B. Pritzker age is 55 years old.
  • He stands on a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
  • He weighs around 70 Kg.
  • His eye color is dark brown and has brown hair.
  • He wears a shoe size of 9 UK.

J. B. Pritzker Quick Facts

Real NameJay Robert "J. B." Pritzker
Nick NameJ. B. Pritzker
BornJanuary 19, 1965
Age55 years old (As of 2020)
Known For43rd Governor of Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
BirthplaceAtherton, California, U.S.
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
Physical Stats
Height/ TallIn feet - 5'7"
Weight70 kg
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBrown
ParentsFather: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
RealativesPritzker family
Personal Life
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse/ WifeMary Muenster (m. 1993)
Children(3) Theodore and Karen Muenster
Education1. Duke University (BA)
2. Northwestern University (JD)
Net WorthApprox $4 billion (As of 2020)
Online Contacts
Social Media LinksInstagram, Twitter, Facebook
J. B. Pritzker with his wife Mary Muenster

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J. B. Pritzker Wife

  • As of 2020, J. B. Pritzker is married with Mary Muenster.
  • In 1993, he married Mary Kathryn “M. K.” Muenster of South Dakota, whom he had met in Washington, D.C., when she worked as an aide to U.S. Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota.
  • She is one of three children of Theodore and Karen Muenster.
  • Her father unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 1990.
  • They live in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago with their two children.
  • The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Pritzker had purposefully directed a mansion that he’d purchased next door to his multimillion-dollar home to become uninhabitable by removing the toilets from the residence.
  • Then, he then appealed his original property tax assessment, claiming that the newly-built residential property was thus “uninhabitable”; the Cook County assessor reduced the home’s value from $6.25 million to about $1.1 million, which granted Pritzker an 83% property tax reduction, equal to about $230,000 per annum.
  • Federal prosecutors are investigating the matter.

J. B. Pritzker Early Life & Education

  • Pritzker was born on January 19, 1965 in Atherton, California, U.S.
  • He was born in a Jewish family prominent in business and philanthropy during the late 20th century.
  • His elder siblings are Penny Pritzker, former United States Secretary of Commerce, and Anthony Pritzker.
  • As per his education, he attended Massachusetts boarding school Milton Academy and then graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.
  • Pritzker went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He is an attorney and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

J. B. Pritzker Career

  • As of his career, he played an important role in the creation of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.
  • He also co-founded Chicago Ventures and funded the startup of Techstars Chicago and Built in Chicago.
  • In the 2008 presidential election, Pritzker served as national co-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
  • He was a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
  • Pritzker announced he was running for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Illinois, on April 6, 2017.
  • He won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, handily beating each of his primary opponents by more than 20%, in 2018.
  • Pritzker was inaugurated as the 43rd Governor on January 14, 2019.
  • In 2020, Pritzker has taken a number of measures to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois.
  • During the pandemic, Pritzker began delivering daily updates.

Net Worth of J. B. Pritzker

  • As of 2020, J. B. Pritzker personal net worth is estimated around $4 billion.
  • He is a private business owner based in Chicago and a managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group, and a member of the Pritzker family which owns the Hyatt hotel chain.

Facts about J. B. Pritzker

  • As part of his plan to fund capital projects, Pritzker raised the sales tax imposed on cigarettes by $1.
  • The 2019-20 budget spends $230 million on a new Quincy Veterans Home, and $21 million on the Chicago Veterans Home.
  • He has been a long time advocate of LGBT rights and has actively participated in the Chicago Gay Pride Parade.
  • He campaigned on raising the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 an hour.
  • Pritzker and his wife donated $5 million to the University of South Dakota to build the Theodore R. and Karen K. Muenster University Center in honor of his wife’s parents, in 2007.
  • His instagram bio read is, “Husband and father. Proudly serving as the 43rd Governor of Illinois”.

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