J. B. Pritzker

J. B. Pritzker

Born: January 1, 1965

Nationality: United States of America

Occupation: politician

Biography: Jay Robert "J. B." Pritzker (born January 19, 1965) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician who is the 43rd governor of Illinois, since 2019. 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 who own the Hyatt hotel chain, and has an estimated personal net worth of $3.5 billion.Pritzker was the Democratic nominee for governor of Illinois in the 2018 gubernatorial election. He defeated Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in the general election on November 6, 2018. As governor, he holds more private wealth than any other governor in U.S. history and is the second-wealthiest U.S. politician to have ever held office, after Michael Bloomberg.

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