|Born||1959 (age 61–62)|
|Alma mater||Tufts University (BA)|
Northwestern University (JD)
|Occupation||Heir, musician, film director|
|Net worth||US$2.3 billion (May 2020)|
|Parent(s)||Marian Friend Pritzker|
|Relatives||Thomas Pritzker (brother)|
John Pritzker (brother)
Jean "Gigi" Pritzker (sister)
A. N. Pritzker (grandfather)
Pritzker was born to a Jewish family, the son of Marian (née Friend) and Jay Pritzker. He is the grandson of A. N. Pritzker. He is a 1981 graduate of Tufts University and earned a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Law School in 1986.
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.
After many years, he directed a film about jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden which was released to theaters in May 2019. Originally titled Bolden! before being renamed to just Bolden, he funded the project from first draft to theatrical release because he felt the life of Buddy Bolden "was American history and tragedy of mythical proportion. From the outset I saw this as an opportunity to make an allegorical story about the soul of America."
- Bolden (2019) - Director and writer
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Genealogist, adventuress and world traveler, Cora is survived by two daughters, Karen Marie Edensword Pritzker, of Marin County, CA, and Diana Lisa Edensword Conway, of Potomac, MD; her former husband, Jon Goodwin Edensword, of Washington, DC; eight grandchildren; four sisters; and innumerable friendsCS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)