Thomas Pritzker

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Thomas Pritzker
Born (1950-06-06) June 6, 1950 (age 73)
Alma mater Claremont McKenna College (BA)
University of Chicago (JD, MBA)
SpouseMargot Marshall
Parent Jay Pritzker (father)
Relatives Pritzker family
Family John Pritzker (brother)
Daniel Pritzker (brother)
Jean "Gigi" Pritzker (sister)
J. B. Pritzker (cousin)

Thomas Pritzker (born June 6, 1950) is an American billionaire heir and businessman. A member of the Pritzker family, he is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Pritzker Organization (TPO), which manages the various Pritzker family business assets. Pritzker is also the executive chairman of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation. [1]


Early life

Thomas Pritzker was born on June 6, 1950 to the Pritzker family, son of Jay Pritzker (1922–99) and his wife, Marian Friend. Thomas' grandparents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, Annie P. (née Cohn) and Nicholas J. Pritzker. [2] [3]

He holds a JD and an MBA from the University of Chicago, [4] and a BA from Claremont McKenna College.


He is founder (2011) and chairman of North America Western Asia Holdings LLC (NAWAH), an investment and advisory firm seeking to invest in Iraqi companies while advising clients looking to do business in the region. [5]


He is the past chairman of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He organized the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium. [6] Along with his wife, Tom supports Rare, an international conservation organization.

Personal life

He is married to Margot Marshall; [7] they have three sons. [8] [9]

A deposition filed by Virginia Giuffre to her being sexually trafficked through the Jeffrey Epstein network. She testified in a deposition under oath that she had sex with him once. [10]

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