Nicholas Pritzker, II.

About Nicholas Pritzker, II.

Birth Year: 1945
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Businessman Philanthropist
Spouse(s): Susan Stowell
Children: 4
Parent(s): Jack Nicholas Pritzker Rhoda Pritzker
Relatives: Abram Nicholas Pritzker (uncle)

Nicholas Pritzker, II.

Nicholas Pritzker, II. was born on 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Hyatt heir Nicholas Pritzker has shifted his attention and investment dollars to causes like clean energy, marijuana legalization and criminal justice reform. Pritzker's Clean Energy Trust, which he cofounded and cochairs, pledged $10 million to start-ups focused on the issue at the 2015 White House Clean Energy Investment Summit. In the 2016 election, Pritzker teamed up with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and philanthropist and DFS cofounder Chuck Feeney in an effort to repeal the death penalty in California (voters did not approve the measure). Pritzker spent many years leading Hyatt's new hotel development efforts; he still owns about 1% of Hyatt stock.
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Pritzker was born in Chicago on 16 October 1945, son of Jack Nicholas Pritzker (1903-1979) and Rhoda Goldberg Pritzker (1914-2007). He attended Reed College, Lake Forest College and the London School of Film. He went on to receive a J.D. from the University of Chicago.


Pritzker is married to Susan Stowell Pritzker and they have four children: Joseph Benjamin "Joby" Pritzker (b. 1970); Regan Pritzker (b. 1972); Jacob Pritzker (b. 1982); and Isaac Pritzker (b. 1987). They live in Nicasio, California.


Pritzker assumed responsibility of Hyatt Hotels Corporation in Chicago, Illinois after working with his Father, Jack Pritzker, in real estate. He served as the President of the company and oversaw international hotel projects. Pritzker also served on Hyatt Hotel Corporation's board of Directors from 1980 to 2007. He is an independent Entrepreneur and co-founder of Tao Capital. The investment firm primarily invests in sustainable Energy and disruptive Technology businesses. Tao Capital's early Investments include Tesla Motors, Uber, SpaceX, Twist Bioscience, Aquion, Atlantica Hotels, United Record Pressing and Foundations Recovery Network. Pritzker is on the board of Juul Labs since 2017, an electronic cigarette company.

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