219. Jay Robert “J.B.” Pritzker

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$3.4 billion  self-made score: # source: Ho­tels, in­vest­ments age: 52 res­i­dence: chicago J.d., north­west­ern ’93 The broth­ers own the Pritzker Group, a pri­vate eq­uity and ven­ture cap­i­tal firm, though Tony has been left to run it solo as his younger brother re­cently turned his at­ten­tion to pol­i­tics. J.B., who cochaired Hil­lary Clin­ton’s 2008 cam­paign for the White House, an­nounced in April that he’s run­ning for gover­nor of Illi­nois, aim­ing to un­seat Repub­li­can gover­nor Bruce Rauner. He’ll have to beat out sev­eral other Democrats; the pri­mary is in March. Los An­ge­les­based Tony spent 2 decades run­ning mid­size man­u­fac­tur­ing and dis­tri­bu­tion com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing firms within the Pritzker fam­ily’s Mar­mon con­glom­er­ate, which was sold to Berk­shire Hath­away. Their un­cle and fa­ther built the Hy­att Ho­tel chain from a small group of air­port mo­tels.

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