I all the time look ahead to studying the annual Forbes “World Billionaire’s List.” It is the studying equal of binge-watching Existence of the Wealthy and Well-known. I do not even thoughts that my probabilities of making the billionaires checklist is nearly the identical because it was being adored on digicam by Robin Leach.
According to the Forbes list, Illinois has bought various people with a internet price within the 10-figure vary, and surprisingly, they don’t seem to be all carrying the final identify of Pritzker. The governor is on the checklist, however he is not the richest man in Illinois, and even the richest Pritzker. The title of Illinois’ Richest Individual goes to Ken Griffin.
Illinois’ richest individual, hedge fund supervisor Ken Griffin, is price about $16 billion, up about $4 billion from a yr in the past. To place that into context, Griffin’s 2020 revenue was about 192,000 occasions what somebody working a minimal wage job would have earned final yr.
As my grandfather used to say, “I want I had a nickel for each nickel he has.”
Again to Governor Pritzker and household for a second. I discussed that he wasn’t the richest man within the state, and even his family. Forbes gives the nod on that rating to Governor Pritzker’s cousin, Govt Chairman of Hyatt Accommodations, Thomas Pritzker, whose internet price is pegged at $4.5 billion. The governor is available in subsequent within the household with a internet price of $3.5 billion, adopted by his sister, Penny, whose estimated wealth is $3.1 billion, then comes cousin Jennifer Pritzker, at $2 billion.
Possibly it is simply me, but when I might boast that degree of wealth, the very last thing on this planet I would wish to do is grasp round with a bunch of politicians down in Springfield. You’d catch me most summer time days sitting in my field seats behind residence plate at Wrigley Discipline. I’d be the man sitting subsequent to the Pink Hat guy.