Thursday, February 20, 2014


J.B. Pritzker
This billionaire power broker doubles as a down-to-earth guy—and he just may turn Chicago into a tech hub after all.
When you try to analyze Pritzker’s clout in Chicago, you start to realize that it’s rooted in a rare ability to straddle different, sometimes conflicting, worlds. He’s Silicon Valley, where he grew up, but he’s also as Chicago as the el. He’s a businessman, but he’s also a politician. He’s a billionaire, but he’s Everyman. He has a likable, almost childlike, enthusiasm—a poignant quality given that his childhood demanded a strength well beyond his years.
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