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J. B. Pritzker
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43rd Governor of Illinois
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Lieutenant Juliana Stratton
Preceded by Bruce Rauner
Personal details
Born
Jay Robert Pritzker

January 19, 1965 (1965-01-19) (age 55)
Atherton, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Mary Muenster (m. 1993)
Children 2
Relatives See Pritzker family
Education Duke University (BA)
Northwestern University (JD)
Net worth US$3.5 billion (Jan. 2018)

Jay Robert "J. B." Pritzker (born January 19, 1965) is an American venture capitalist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and private business owner based in Chicago. He is the 43rd and current Governor of Illinois since 2019.

Pritzker was managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group, a private investment firm that operates middle-market service and industrial companies and invests in digital technology companies. He is a member of the Pritzker family, and has an estimated net worth of $3.4 billion. This makes Pritzker the richest officeholder in the country.

He ran as the Democratic Party candidate for Governor of Illinois in the 2018 election against Governor Bruce Rauner. His running mate was state legislator Juliana Stratton. Pritzker beat Rauner in the election in a landslide victory of 52% to 39%.


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