Linda Pritzker

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Linda Pritzker
Born 1953
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Jewish
Occupation Investor
Known for Inheritance, Investments
Net worth Increase US$ 1.80 billion (September 2013)[1]
Religion Tibetan Buddhist
Spouse(s) divorced
Children three
Parents Audrey Gilbert
Robert Pritzker

Linda Pritzker (born 1953, Chicago, Illinois) is an American billionaire, heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, and member of the Pritzker family.

Early life[edit]

Pritzker was born in 1953, the second of three children born to Jewish-American businessman, Robert Pritzker,[2][3] and his first wife, Audrey Gilbert.[4][5] She has two siblings: Jennifer N. Pritzker (b. James, 1950),[6] a retired Lt Colonel in the U.S. Army and founder of the Pritzker Military Library,[7] and Karen Pritzker Vlock (b. 1958).

Her parents divorced in 1979.[3] In 1981, her mother remarried Albert B. Ratner, the co-chairman of Cleveland-based real estate developer Forest City Enterprises.[4][5] In 1980, her father remarried to Irene Dryburgh with whom he had two children: Matthew Pritzker and Liesel Pritzker Simmons.[3]


Pritzker identifies herself as a psychotherapist with a Jungian approach. She is the author of The Princess Who Wept Pearls: The Feminine Journey in Fairy Tales

Pritzker is a billionaire and has been listed on the Forbes 400. As of September 2012, she was listed at 298 with a net worth of $1.6 billion.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Pritzker is divorced and has three children. She lives in St. Ignatius, Montana.[1] She is a Tibetan Buddhist.[1]

Political contributions and philanthropy[edit]

Pritzker donates to the Democratic Party and contributed $900,000 in 2004 to the attempt to defeat President George W. Bush.[8] She also donates to liberal organizations such as and Planned Parenthood.[1]