Jennifer Pritzker

Jennifer Natalya Pritzker is an American investor, philanthropist, and member of the Pritzker family. Pritzker retired as a lieutenant colonel from the United States Army in 2001, and was later made an honorary Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard.

Jennifer Pritzker is one of 11 billionaire heirs in the Chicago-based Pritzker clan and is the world’s only known transgender billionaire.

Pritzker inherited stakes in the family’s Hyatt Hotels chain as well as industrial firms run by her late father Robert and his brothers Jay & Donald.

Formerly known as James, the retired Army lieutenant colonel announced in 2013 that she would live her life as a woman.

Pritzker is also the founder and CEO of private wealth management firm Tawani Enterprises.