J. B. Pritzker

(Jay Robert "J. B." Pritzker)

J. B. Pritzker
J. B. Pritzker
  • Born: January 19, 1965
  • Nationality: Argentinian
  • Profession: Businessman

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Jay Robert "J. B." Pritzker is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician who is the 43rd governor of Illinois, since 2019. He is a private business owner based in Chicago and a managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group and a member of the Pritzker family who own the Hyatt hotel chain, and has an estimated personal net worth of $3.5 billion.

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Any business owner can tell you that if their company isn't performing profitably and up to standards, one of two things will happen: either you make changes to improve its efficiency, or a competitor will drive you out of business. Market forces have a way of cutting to the chase rather quickly. Business, Commerce & Finance
By definition, startups are not constrained by the limits of established company culture. And so they push boundaries and develop new technologies and ways of doing things.
Early childhood education is an urgent educational, economic and moral imperative. Without it, we face a long-term national economic security crisis. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Early education is the type of issue politicians nod their heads at, and then when it comes time to make a tough decision, a financial trade-off, inevitably it's about the first item tossed from the table. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Time
Head Start has been a key component of health, nutrition and early learning opportunities since the 1960s. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I focus on supporting high quality early childhood health care and education. By betting my resources on very young children, I know I'm making an investment that pays guaranteed dividends with a high rate of return. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I'm involved in issues, and issues are about grass-roots politics. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In my day job, I worry non-stop about making wise investments for long-term gains.
None of our family businesses were focused on technology. It was '93 when I came out of law school, and the Internet was taking hold. So I started New World Ventures. Families, Children & Parenting ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Whatever you build, you're building for the family - not with an eye toward getting away, but with an eye toward adding to the family pie. Families, Children & Parenting
When candidates have asked me for support before, they have asked for more than a check.