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There is an advertising 'blitz' for J.B. Pritzker for Democratic candidate for governor. I wish he would explain why he tells a sob story about his childhood when Forbes Magazine gives us this report: He is worth $3.4 billion, number 190 of United States billionaires in 2016.

He is an heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, works with his brother Anthony "Tony" running The Pritzker Group, a private equity and venture capital firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles. Their firm was an investor in startup Dollar Shave Club, which was purchased by Unilever for $1 billion in July 2016. It's also invested in Elon Musk's rocket firm, SpaceX.

J.B, still owns a stake in the hotel chain. He is a supporter of early childhood education and a longtime Democratic donor. He is one of 11 billionaire Pritzker family members.

Joyce Howe, Decatur

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