Anthony Pritzker

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Anthony Pritzker
Born Anthony Nicholas Pritzker
7 January 1961 (1961-01-07) (age 56)[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California, US
Citizenship American
Education Dartmouth College
Alma mater University of Chicago
Known for heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune
Net worth Increase US$ 3.4 billion (May 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Jeanne Kriser
Children seven
Parents

Anthony Pritzker (born 1961) is a member of the Pritzker family and an heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune; he serves as managing partner of the Pritzker Group.[1][2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Pritzker was born to a Jewish family,[4] one of the three children of billionaire Donald Pritzker, founder of the Hyatt hotel chain.[1] He graduated from Dartmouth College and received an MBA from the University of Chicago.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

From January 1993 to December 1994, he served as president of the Fenestra Corporation.[2] From 1995 to 1996, he was a group executive at the Marmon Group and directed operations at Arzo, MD Tech, Micro-Aire, Oshkosh Door, and Fenestra.[2][3] From 1996 to 1998, he served as the Regional Vice President of Operations in Asia for Getz Bros. & Co..[2][3] In 1998, he was appointed by the Marmon Group to oversee Stainless Industrial Companies.[2][3] From 2000 to 2004, he served as the President of Baker Tanks.[2][3] He is managing partner of Pritzker Group.[2][3] He is on the board of directors of Halcyon Ventures, Glenayre, Evercore Partners, and the Signicast Corporation.[2][3] From 2004 to 2007, he was chairman of AmSafe Partners.[2][3][5]

Philanthropy[edit]

He is the chair of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability board of advisors.[6] He is a member of advisory board at the Center for Asia Pacific Policy of the RAND Corporation.[2] He also sits on the board of trustees of the California Institute of the Arts, the board of directors of Heal the Bay, and the board of overseers of his alma mater, Dartmouth College.[2][3][5] He has received awards from the Friends of Sheba Medical Center in Israel, Young Presidents' Organization, and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute.[2][3][5] He has made charitable donations to the UCLA School of Law.[5] In 2013, he hosted a benefit for the American Ballet Theatre.[7]

Personal life[edit]

As of September 2013, he is the 458th richest person in the world, and the 166th richest in the United States.[1] He is worth $3.4 billion.[1] He is married to Jeanne Kriser; they have seven children and reside in a 53,000-square-feet mansion in Beverly Hills, California.[1][7][8] Jeanne is the founder of Foster Care Counts, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of foster children.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "The Forbes 400: #166 Anthony Pritzker". Forbes. May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m BusinessWeek profile
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Milken Institute biography
  4. ^ Jewish Telegraph Agency: "At least 139 of the Forbes 400 are Jewish" By Jacob Berkman October 5, 2009
  5. ^ a b c d UCLA School of Law, Pritzker Briefs Archived February 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
  7. ^ a b John L. Seitz, 'American Ballet Theatre Sets Sept. 12 For Annual Benefit At The Pritzkers' Beverly Hills' Home', Beverly Hills Courier, August 30, 2013, Volume XXXXVIII, No. 34, pp. 5; 9
  8. ^ PHOTOS: Top 10 Mega-Mansions of the Filthy Rich, Mother Jones, March 2013
  9. ^ Foster Care Counts website retrieved July 21, 2013
  10. ^ Jewish Journal: "Moving and Shaking" By Ryan Torok May 15, 2013