Daniel Pritzker

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Daniel Pritzker
Born 1959 (age 57–58)
Residence Kentfield, California, US
Nationality American
Alma mater B.A. Tufts University
J.D. Northwestern University
Occupation Heir, musician, film director
Net worth US$2.1 billion (September 2015)[1]
Parent(s) Marian Friend Pritzker
Jay Pritzker
Relatives A. N. Pritzker (grandfather)

Daniel Pritzker (born 1959)[1] is an American heir, musician and film director.


He is a grandson of A. N. Pritzker and son of Jay Pritzker, living in Kentfield, California. Daniel is a 1981 graduate of Tufts University and earned a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Law School in 1986. He is a member of the wealthy Pritzker family.

Daniel and his wife Karen are trustees of the Jay Pritzker Foundation, a philanthropic fund that created the Pritzker Challenge at Tufts with gifts of $10 million. The Pritzker Challenge is designed to encourage members of the Tufts community to establish endowed or term scholarships for underprivileged minority students. Pritzker was the founder, guitarist and songwriter for the Chicago band Sonia Dada.

Pritzker is ranked 293 in the 2013 list of "The 400 Richest Americans" by Forbes magazine, with a net worth of $1.95 billion.[1] He is Jewish.[2]



  1. ^ a b c "Daniel Pritzker". Forbes. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pritzker family". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 20 September 2013.