|Known for||Inheritance, Investments|
|Net worth||US$ 1.80 billion (September 2013)|
Pritzker was born in 1953, the second of three children born to Jewish-American businessman, Robert Pritzker, and his first wife, Audrey Gilbert. She has two siblings: Jennifer N. Pritzker (b. James, 1950), a retired Lt Colonel in the U.S. Army and founder of the Pritzker Military Library, and Karen Pritzker Vlock (b. 1958).
Her parents divorced in 1979. In 1981, her mother remarried Albert B. Ratner, the co-chairman of Cleveland-based real estate developer Forest City Enterprises. In 1980, her father remarried to Irene Dryburgh with whom he had two children: Matthew Pritzker and Liesel Pritzker Simmons.
Political contributions and philanthropy
Pritzker donates to the Democratic Party and contributed $900,000 in 2004 to the attempt to defeat President George W. Bush. She also donates to liberal organizations such as MoveOn.org and Planned Parenthood.
- Forbes: The World's Billionaires - Linda Pritzker September 2013
- Linda Pritzker, Forbes (October 2006)
- CNN Money: "THE PRITZKERS UNVEILING A PRIVATE FAMILY Can you believe it? These billionaires actually like each other. But as Pritzkers proliferate, a worry arises: Can they maintain their striking success – and keep everyone happy?", Ford S. Worthy, April 25, 1988
- Yale University: "Slow readers, creative thinkers: gift will spur dyslexia studies - New center will explore links between reading problems, creativity" retrieved December 21, 2012
- Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: "Biography of the Ratner Family" retrieved December 21, 2012
- Geidner, Chris (August 23, 2013). "Billionaire Backer Of Open Transgender Military Service Comes Out As Transgender". BuzzFeed. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
- Pritzker Military Library website: "Colonel (IL) J. N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired)" retrieved December 21, 2012
- Roll Call: "Pritzker Becomes Major 527 Donor" By Ethan Wallison March 22, 2004