340. John Pritzker

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$2.4 billion  Self-made Score: # Source: ho­tels, in­vest­ments age: 64 res­i­dence: san fran­cisco B.S., u. of den­ver ’77

Pritzker, an heir to his fam­ily’s Hy­att ho­tel for­tune, took time off be­tween high school and col­lege to be part of the emerg­ing coun­ter­cul­ture in San Fran­cisco, then worked at sev­eral Hy­att ho­tels be­fore go­ing to col­lege to study busi­ness and hospi­tal­ity. He sold his Hy­att shares to fam­ily mem­bers in 2010 and invested in bou­tique ho­tels. In 2016, his firm Com­mune Ho­tels & Re­sorts merged with Des­ti­na­tion Ho­tels of Den­ver and was re­named Two Roads Hospi­tal­ity. It man­ages 95 ho­tels in 8 coun­tries.

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