Jennifer Pritzker Becomes First Transgender Billionaire

17 Sep

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Jennifer Pritzker, formerly James.

by:Brian Solomon

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 Pritzkerbecomes 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.

Full Story: http://www.forbes.com

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