Donald Nicholas Pritzker was born on October 31, 1932 to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of née Doppelt and A.N. Pritzker. Pritzker was an American business magnate, entrepreneur and the member of the famous and wealthy Pritzker family. He studied at Francis W. Parker School and later graduated in Bachelor of Arts from University of Harvard. He did his J.D from the law school of University of Chicago. In 1961, after he graduated from law school, he went to work for the family business, the Marmon Group. His older brother Jay Pritzker allocated him the task of handling the Hyatt Hotel chain. Donald relocated to Atherton, California and went about raising the chain and soon turns into Hyatt’s president.
Family of Donald Pritzker
Father: Donald’s father A.N. Pritzker was an attorney and real estate investor. His father was a Ukrainian Jewish and left Keiv for Chicago in the year 1981. He got his law graduation degree from Harvard University.
Mother: Donald’s mother was Annie P. Cohn.
Brothers: He had two elder brothers; Jay Pritzker was born in the year 1922 and passed away in 1999. His second brother Robert Pritzker was born in the year 1926 and passed away in 2011.
Donald Pritzker: Personal Life
In 1967, the Pritzkers approve of a newly built hotel in downtown Atlanta out of economic failure which had an uncommon design consisting of a 21 story atrium lobby with exterior glass elevators, fountains, and caged tropical birds. Donald named it as Hyatt Regency Atlanta; it became an immediate success and helped as the architectural model for all upcoming Hyatt hotels.
Donald was recognized with “setting the tone for the culture and philosophy at Hyatt” and headed over its growth from a six hotel chain to the 5th largest hotel chain in the domain at the time of his death.
Donald Pritzker: Family
On June 10, 1958, Donald Pritzker wedded Sue Sandel who was born in the year 1932. She passed away ten years later after the death of his husband in 1982. She was the daughter of Albert L. Sandel and mother Dorothy J. Craig. She also studied at the Francis W. Parker School and graduated from Radcliffe College. They had three kids:
Penny Pritzker (born 1959), the 38th United States Secretary of Commerce
Anthony Pritzker (born 1961), managing partner of the Pritzker Group.
Jay Robert Pritzker (born 1965), managing partner of the Pritzker Group and the 512th richest person in the world.
Pritzker passed away in 1972 at age 39 of a heart attack while playing tennis at one of the chains of Hyatt hotel in Honolulu.
Donald Pritzker: Children
Penny Pritzker: Pritzker was born in Chicago in 1959, the spawn of Sue (née Sandel) and Donald N. Pritzker (1932–1972). Pritzker is a colleague of the Pritzker family of Chicago, a rich and powerful business family. Donald Pritzker was one of the co-founders of Hyatt hotels.
Anthony Pritzker: Pritzker was born to a Jewish family, one of the three children of tycoon Donald Pritzker; creator of the Hyatt hotel chain. He graduated from Dartmouth College and acknowledged an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Jay Robert Pritzker:
Pritzker was born to a Jewish family, one of three children of Sue (née Sandel) and Donald Pritzker. He joined Massachusetts staying school Milton Academy and then graduated from Duke University with an A.B. in political science. Pritzker went on to be paid his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. Pritzker is an attorney and aassociate of the Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association.