Thomas Pritzker

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Thomas Pritzker
Born (1950-06-06) June 6, 1950 (age 68)
Alma materClaremont McKenna College
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
OccupationHotelier and philanthropist
Net worthUS$4.2 billion (February 2018)[1]
Spouse(s)Margot Marshall
Parent(s)Jay Pritzker
Marian Friend
RelativesAbram Nicholas Pritzker (paternal grandfather)
FamilyNancy Pritzker (sister)
John Pritzker (brother)
Daniel Pritzker (brother)
Jean "Gigi" Pritzker (sister)

Thomas Pritzker (born June 6, 1950) is an American billionaire heir, businessman and philanthropist. A member of the Pritzker family, he is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Pritzker Organization (TPO), which manages the various Pritzker family business assets, and the executive chairman of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation.[1]

Early life[edit]

Thomas Pritzker was born on June 6, 1950, the son of Jay Pritzker (1922–99) and his wife, Marian Friend. He holds an JD and MBA from the University of Chicago,[2] and a BA from Claremont McKenna College.


He is founder (2011) and chairman of North America Western Asia Holdings LLC (Nawah), an investment and advisory firm seeking to invest in Iraqi companies while advising clients looking to do business in the region.[3]


He is the past chairman of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He organized the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium.[4] He is a director of UCLA.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Margot Marshall;[5] they have three sons.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Forbes profile: Thomas Pritzker". Forbes. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Thomas Pritzker - Board of Trustees - The University of Chicago". Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ Kelly, Jason (October 28, 2011). "Ex-Pentagon Matchmaker, Pritzker Open Firm for Deals in Iraq". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  4. ^ " Thomas J. Pritzker".
  5. ^ Chicago Tribune: "Inside the Pritzker family feud Since the 1999 death of the revered Jay Pritzker, tensions have quietly roiled Chicago's wealthiest family. Here is a look behind the scenes" By Susan Chandler and Kathy Bergen June 12, 2005
  6. ^ Financial Times: "Thomas Pritzker, Hyatt chairman: a billionaire with many faces" by Henny Sender September 21, 2014
  7. ^ Harris, Melissa; Wernau, Julie (December 18, 2011). "The Pritzker family tree". Chicago Tribune.