J.B. Pritzker is loaded.
The Democrat running for Illinois governor ranks 219th on the Forbes ranking of the 400 richest Americans. He is worth about $3.4 billion. Gov. Bruce Rauner didn’t make the list at all, according to the Peoria Journal-Star.
Pritzker is one of the heirs to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, and he runs a private equity firm with his brother, according to Forbes. His sister, Penny Pritzker, served as U.S. Commerce Secretary from 2013 to 2017.
“You can’t pull yourself up by your bootstraps if you don’t have any, and this state gave my great-grandfather his bootstraps,” Pritzker says on his website for governor.