Karen Pritzker was bornon 1958 in Branford, Connecticut, United States. Karen Pritzker is #399 in List Billionaires People In The World. Karen Pritzker is one of 11 billionaire Pritzker heirs. Her grandfather, A.N. Pritzker, built industrial conglomerate Marmot and the Hyatt hotels. With her husband, Michael Vlock, they've invested in public companies like Apple as well as hundreds of private biotech and medical device firms. The couple has donated to Yale, Teach for America and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
5 billion; and in 2010, the family sold its majority stake in Transunion, the Chicago-based credit reporting company, for an undisclosed amount to Chicago-based private-equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners
In 2007, Pritzker donated $1 million to build a new visitor center at the Treblinka concentration camp
The family has been divesting its assets: in 2006, the family sold Conwood, a smokeless tobacco company, for $3
Pritzker co-founded The My Hero Project with Rita Stern Milch in 1995
Pritzker worked as an editor at Working Mother before the family sold it in 1986 and has written for various publications including SUCCESS (magazine), Seventeen (magazine), Kirkus Reviews and Newsday
In 1980, her father remarried to Irene Dryburgh with whom he had two children: Matthew Pritzker and Liesel Pritzker Simmons
They also created the Hyatt Hotel chain in 1957 and owned Braniff Airlines from 1983–1988