Monday, September 16, 2013

Jennifer Pritzker Becomes First Transgender Billionaire



The guy is worth a billion and still wants to be a he-she?


Forbes reports Jennifer Pritzker, formerly James.

There are 48 women on this year’s FORBES 400 list of richest Americans, but one stands out from the rest. With her listing newly switched to female, Jennifer Pritzker becomes the world’s first transgender billionaire.

Jennifer Natalya Pritzker, formally known as James, is one of 11 billionaire members of the extended Pritzker family on the 
FORBES list. They sold a majority stake in industrial conglomerate Marmon Holdings to Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway  for $4.5 billion in 2007 and continue to control publicly-listed Hyatt Hotels. The heiress has an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion.

Crain’s Chicago Business first broke the news in late August and a spokesperson for Pritzker’s Chicago-based family investment office Tawani Enterprises confirmed to FORBES, noting that the name change may not be legally finalized until the end of October. The statement provided to Crain’s reads:

“This change will reflect the beliefs of her true identity that she has held privately and will now share publicly. Pritzker now identifies herself as a woman for all business and personal undertakings.”

More here


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