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 Penny Pritzker

Penny Sue Pritzker (born May 2, 1959) is an American billionaire businesswoman, entrepreneur and civic leader who is currently serving as the 38th United States Secretary of Commerce. She is the founder of PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group. She is also co-founder of Artemis Real Estate Partners. She is a member of the Pritzker family.

In 2012, Chicago magazine named her one of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans. In October 2015, Forbes estimated her net worth at US $2.4 billion. In 2009, Forbes named Pritzker one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

Her wand would have been heavier, and her net worth higher, except that in 2001, the federal government fined her and her family $460 million for the predatory, deceitful, racist tactics and practices of Superior, the bank-and-loan-shark operation she ran on the South Side of Chicago.

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Pritzker is the brother of former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and an heir to the Hyatt hotel enterprise. His family has donated considerably to Democratic campaigns in the past, and many progressives in the state saw Pritzker as a symbol of an establishment co-opted by wealthy business — so much ...
I spotted some notable names in the crowd, including businesswoman Desiree Rogers, retired CBOE Chairman Bill Brodsky, Chicago Ventures partner Kevin Willer, city Treasurer Kurt Summers, and his sister and fellow billionaire, Penny Pritzker. They stood close to the stage to support Pritzker, now a treasured commodity ...

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, speaks as Juan Luciano, left, chairman, president and CEO at Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser, Kenneth Frazier, chairman and CEO of Merck, and Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields, right, look on during a listening session with ...
Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who worked under President Barack Obama and currently works as chairman of PSP Capital Partners and its affiliate, Pritzker Realty Group, spoke Friday in the Ford School of Public Policy's Annenberg Auditorium. Dozens attended the event, titled “America's ...
When President Trump was elected to the Oval Office with a net worth in the billions, it was clear that this presidency would be unique. Not only did he himself come a successful business background, but he wanted the people surrounding him to have similar backgrounds as well. In 2016, the newly elected ...
Chicago, IL (February 27, 2018) – PSP Capital (“PSP”), the Chicago-based private investment firm founded by Penny Pritzker, is pleased to announce the additions of Greg Byrnes and Tom Wyler to its investment team. Greg Byrnes joined PSP as Managing Director and will lead the firm's investment ...

The United States is currently facing a skills gap that Penny Pritzker, founder of PSP Capital Partners and former secretary of Commerce says is, "the defining issue of our time." This talent crunch is forcing tech companies to compete for the best workers, making a company's reputation is more important ...
His commercials have appeared almost 34,000 times so far, according to Kantar Media's CMAG, which tracks political advertising. Biss, his nearest Democratic rival on ad spending, has run his commercials about 3,200 times. Pritzker, the brother of former U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, has an ...
Initially this race looked like a war of big wallets between incumbent Republican governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic billionaire (and brother of former Commerce secretary Penny Pritzker) J.B. Pritzker. If they make it to the general election, the contest could eclipse the famous Jerry Brown/Meg Whitman ...
Penny Pritzker ended up serving as Obama's commerce secretary, while J.B. again was a major donor to Clinton in 2016, hosting a fundraiser for her at his home. In this effort, Pritzker has maintained his establishment ties, scoring endorsements from both of his state's Democratic senators, Dick Durbin and ...

Penny Pritzker ended up serving as Obama's commerce secretary, while J.B. again was a major donor to Clinton in 2016, hosting a fundraiser for her at his home. In this effort, Pritzker has maintained his establishment ties, scoring endorsements from both of his state's Democratic senators, Dick Durbin and ...
Cousin to Jennifer Pritzker, Penny Pritzker served on President Obama's Council for Jobs and Competitiveness and Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She was national co-chair of Obama for America 2012 and national finance chair of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. To say she was influential in ...
According to the LinkedIn Workforce Report, January was the strongest month for hiring in the U.S. since May 2017. Across the country, hiring was 13 percent higher last month than it was the previous year. These conditions make now a great time to be a worker in the job market, but one thing still makes it ...
J.B. Pritzker is running for Illinois Governor this year, funding his campaign mostly out of his own pocket. He's worth $3.5 billion, is the 5th riches person in Illinois, and so far has spent $49.2 million on his campaign. Governor Bruce Rauner is also spending millions on his campaign, making the race already ...
... improper valuations, and boost profit for companies in the industry at the same time. That helped the company raise $68 million from investors including Alphabet Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's family office, former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker's PSP Growth/PSP Capital and Alpha Edison.
During the 1990s, Pritzker founded a group aimed at attracting voters under age 40 to the Democratic Party. In 2008, he was a national co-chair of Clinton's presidential campaign against then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama. It was a family split of political allegiances, as sister Penny Pritzker backed Obama and ...
A 2015 internal document from the Appleby law firm lists J.B. Pritzker as a "PEP N-R," shorthand for a direct relative of a "politically exposed person." At the time, his sister, Penny Pritzker, was serving as President Barack Obama's commerce secretary. SOURCES: Tribune reporting, The Paradise Papers ...
J.B.'s sister Penny Pritzker, also a billionaire, was U.S. commerce secretary from 2013-2017, in the Obama administration. Key issues. Pritzker has pushed for passage of a progressive income tax. He says that would be a way to “protect middle-class families and those striving to get to the middle class from ...
This comprehensive, generational approach is the only real answer to create greater opportunity and prosperity for all Americans, whether they hail from Lorain or any other community across our country. Penny Pritzker is chairman and founder of the investment firm PSP Partners and was the 38th U.S. ...
A slew of Obama administration officials will also serve on the group's advisory council, including former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, national security adviser Susan Rice, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker · Penny Sue PritzkerTrump transportation ...


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