Nicholas J. Pritzker

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Nicholas J. Pritzker
Born 1945 (age 70–71)
Nationality American
Occupation Businessman
Children 4
Parent(s) Jack Nicholas Pritzker
Rhoda Pritzker
Relatives Abram Nicholas Pritzker (uncle)

Nicholas J. Pritzker is a real estate and venture entrepreneur in San Francisco, California.[1] He served as the Chairman of the board and CEO of the Hyatt Development Corporation.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Pritzker was born in Chicago in 1945, son of Jack Nicholas Pritzker (1903-1979) and Rhoda Goldberg Pritzker (1914-2007). He attended Reed College, Lake Forest College and the London School of Film.[4][5]


Pritzker assumed responsibility of Hyatt Hotels Corporation in Chicago, Illinois after working with his father, Jack Pritzker, in real estate.[6] He served as the president of the company and oversaw international hotel projects.[2] Pritzer also served on Hyatt Hotel Corporation's board of directors from 1980 to 2007.[2] He is an independent entrepreneur and co-founder of Tao Capital.[1] The investment firm primarily invests in sustainable energy and disruptive technology businesses. Tao Capital's early investments include Tesla Motors, Uber, SpaceX, Twist Bioscience, Aquion, Atlantica Hotels, United Record Pressing and Foundations Recovery Network.[7]


He has served on non-profit boards, including Vice Chairman of Conservation International and Chairman of the Grand Victoria Foundation.[1][8][9] Pritzker is the Vice-Chairman of Clean Energy Trust and Chairman of the Libra Foundation.[8][10]

Personal life[edit]

Pritzker is married to Susan Stowell Pritzker and they have four children.


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  2. ^ a b c "The Business Week" (3747-3755): 96.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "businessweek" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Guide to Private Fortunes, 1993". 1992: 437. 
  4. ^ "Nicholas Pritzker, II". Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nicholas Pritzker II Net Worth". Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "#1195 Nicholas Pritzker, II.". Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tao Capital Partners". Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College Press Conference" (PDF). Retrieved January 11, 2015.  line feed character in |title= at position 70 (help)
  9. ^ Jon Yates (June 25, 2003). "18 community funds to receive grants from Elgin casino". Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Libra Foundation". Retrieved January 11, 2015.