John Pritzker

CATEGORY: Billionaires
COMPANY: Hyatt Hotels
INDUSTRY: Hospitality

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: This heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune was a founding board member of Ticketmaster and Chemdex/Ventro Corporation. He also is a founding partner and director of Geolo Capital, a private equity investment firm with a focus on hospitality (Hyatt, Carmel Valley Ranch), entertainment (Local TV llc, Ticketmaster), health and wellness (Western Athletic Clubs, ClubCorp), and consumer products (Aidells).