About Linda Pritzker
Linda Pritzker at a Glance
Linda Pritzker (1953), a devout Buddhist, is an heiress who is part of the well-known Pritzker family. She is the daughter of billionaire Robert Pritzker. Her family produced many illustrious personalities to the American society and Linda is one among them. Going by the Forbes 400 list of “The 400 Richest Americans 2009”, she ranked at 236th. Her estimated wealth was pegged at $1.5 billion in 2009. The Pritzkers are known for their philanthropic services and steadfast espouse to the modern architecture of America.
The Family Holdings
Linda Pritzker and Her Pursuits
- Global Hyatt – A hotel chain with approximately 200 hotels and resorts worldwide.
- Marmon Group – A manufacturing conglomeration of more than 100 companies, with active pursuit in conveyance services, water treatment, and industrial products.
- Royal Caribbean – One of the world’s largest and leading cruise ship companies.
- TransUnion – One of the three great credit bureaus in America, which accounts payment histories for millions of customers.
- Conwood Co. – A company, which produces tobacco in chewing form and its trademark snuff products include Kodiak and Union workman.
- Triton Holdings – A company, which operates one of the world’s largest fleets of marine goods container. It also offers passengers and freight aircraft on lease.
Linda Pritzker had never gone to college, but that didn’t deter her from actively associating with several organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Colson Associates Inc., Commercial Club of Chicago, Field Museum, and Lincoln Park Zoo.
Linda is the secretary of the ‘The Light of Berotsana Translation Group’, which furthers the translation, study, and perpetuation of the Buddhist literature and philosophical legacy of Tibet. Linda projects herself as a psychotherapist with a Jungian approach. She writes article on psychotherapy in the bimonthly Buddhist news letter, ‘Northwest Dharma News’ published in Seattle. In the political front, Linda was a known donor for the Democratic Party candidates, contributing US $900,000 to Join Victory Campaign in 2004. She also donated approximately US $4,000,000 to Moveon.org.
Linda authored the book, ‘The Princess Who Wept Pearls’, which received rave reviews from the public.
Linda Pritzker’s Tibetan Connection
Linda’s visit to Tibet had profound effects on her spiritual moorings. She wrote in the Northwest Dharma Association, a group dedicated to spreading Buddhist philosophies, on her jaunt to Tibet. Close on the heels, she started her religious school, the Ewam, soliciting funds to run it without any financial hardship. She has been a supporter of Rudolph Steiner Foundation, which provides grants to International Buddhist Foundation in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Linda Pritzker lives in Western Montana, North America, with her three children and runs a Tibetan Buddhist study group there.