Daniel Pritzker

About Daniel Pritzker

Birth Year: 1959
Birth Place: Marin County, California, United States
Residence: Kentfield, California, US
Alma mater: B.A. Tufts University J.D. Northwestern University
Occupation: Heir, musician, film director
Spouse(s): Karen Edensword
Children: 5
Parent(s): Marian Friend Pritzker Jay Pritzker
Relatives: A. N. Pritzker (grandfather)
Family: Nancy Pritzker (sister) Thomas Pritzker (brother) John Pritzker (brother) Jean "Gigi" Pritzker (sister)

Daniel Pritzker

Daniel Pritzker was born on 1959 in Marin County, California, United States. Daniel Pritzker is one of 11 billionaire heirs in the Pritzker clan; his family owns the Hyatt hotel chain. Pritzker has been directing his film, Bolden!, a biographical drama about New Orleans trumpeter Buddy Bolden on and off for a decade.
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Pritzker was born to a Jewish family, the son of Marian (née Friend) and Jay Pritzker. He is a grandson of A. N. Pritzker. He is a 1981 graduate of Tufts University and earned a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Law School in 1986.


He purchased Jerry Garcia's "Wolf" guitar for $790,000 in 2002. In 2017 he donated it to a charity auction, where Brian Halligan placed the winning bid totaling $1.9M.


Pritzker is ranked 293 in the 2013 list of "The 400 richest Americans" by Forbes magazine, with a net worth of $1.95 billion.

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