132. Karen Pritzker

Forbes - - PROMOTION -

Pritzker and her hus­band, Michael Vlock, have di­ver­si­fied her Hy­att Ho­tels in­her­i­tance by in­vest­ing in stocks like Ap­ple as well as other ven­tures. In 2008, the cou­ple started Launch­cap­i­tal, a ven­ture fund that has bet on com­pa­nies like Spo­tify and Snapchat. Three years later, they co­founded Alopexx En­ter­prises, a biotech in­vest­ment fund whose com­pa­nies are work­ing on cures for Alzheimer’s and Pompe dis­ease, a rare and of­ten fa­tal ge­netic dis­or­der.

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