Mary Kathryn Muenster
Mary Kathryn Muenster

Mary Kathryn Muenster

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Mary Kathryn Muenster is an American personality. Mary Kathryn Muenster is popular as the wife of an American businessman and Philanthropist, J.B. Pritzker. Moreover, she started her career in politics and is his biggest supporter.

Early Life

Mary Kathryn Muenster was born in South Dakota in 1967 to Theodore and Karen Muenster. She holds an American nationality and follows Christianity. Muenster’s mother Karen Muenster was a South Dakota state senator from 1987 to 1993. Her father, Ted Muenster, was chief of staff for South Dakota Governor Richard Kneip. Her father unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 1990. They live in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago with their two children. She has an older brother Tom and a younger brother Ted. She is the only girl and middle child of three kids born to Karen and Theodore Muenster.

Muenster grew up in the Midwest and was especially close to her grandmother. “She was the most amazing person who taught me how to knit and farm and the importance of giving,” explained Muenster “I fed the pigs every morning. My grandparents weren’t well off. But it was the best time. She was the church secretary at the First Christian Church in Beatrice, Nebraska, and she would collect the donations,” she recalled. Mary Kathryn Muenster attended the University of Nebraska but took a break from school to work in Washington D.C. She was an aide to U.S. Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota.

Career and Professional Life

Mary Kathryn “M.K.” Muenster is not an outsider to the political scene. After her marriage with J.B. Pritzker, she is more known for being his wife rather than her own work and name. Mary Kathryn Muenster, who is J.B. Pritzker’s wife, has been his biggest supporter through it all. Karen Muenster was a South Dakota State senator. Meanwhile, her husband, Theodore Muenster unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 1990.

Back in 1998, Pritzker had put in his own money to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. He didn’t win the Democratic primary, but he still had his wife’s support. She has been his biggest supporter through it all. Also, she serves as the president of the Pritzker Family Foundation and is involved in other family foundations. Mary Kathryn Muenster also founded the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, which provides quality educational resources to disadvantaged children. Muenster was a South Dakota State senator.

“I felt the voters had chosen the wrong person, but I’d married the right one,” Muenster quipped. “Politics has always been part of J. B.’s life. It’s like his right arm. And since I married him, I’m along for the ride”. About his run for Illinois governor, Muenster believes that he’ll be as good a governor as he is a husband. “I’ve known him for 30 years and not once has he let me down. He will not let the people of the state down,” Muenster said, adding that in their almost 25 years of marriage, she has never seen him so excited about helping people.

Muenster is active in philanthropy and is the president of a non-profit organization called Evergreen Invitational NFP. She also serves as the president of the Pritzker Family Foundation and is involved in other family foundations. Mary Kathryn Muenster also founded the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, which provides quality educational resources to disadvantaged children.

Mary Kathryn Muenster

Caption:Mary Kathryn Muenster with her husband at a program (CBS Chicago – CBS Local)

Net Worth

There is no information on her net worth and earnings. But her husband is estimated to have a net worth of $3.4 Billion dollars. He earns them from his political works.

Relationship Status

It was during Muenster’s days at Capitol Hill when she met her future husband, Jay Bob Pritzker. Three decades ago, Pritzker was working with U.S. Senator Alan Dixon. A mutual friend set up Muenster and Pritzker on a date. And when Pritzker saw Muenster, he was apparently “bowled over”. But the date nearly went downhill when Pritzker realized he forgot his wallet in his car, four blocks away! Not wanting his pretty date to foot the bill, Pritzker excused himself and sprinted to his car.

“I returned 10 minutes later. I thought it was over,” Pritzker said. Fortunately for him, Muenster didn’t leave. However, she did wonder why her date was sweating and breathing heavily! The couple hit it off from there and tied the knot in 1993. Currently, her husband is a politician serving as the 43rd Governor of Illinois. They are now the proud parents of two children. J.B Pritzker and Mary Kathryn Muenster’s kids include a daughter named Teddi Pritzker, who was named after Muenster’s father; and a son named Donny Pritzker, who they named after Pritzker’s father, Donald.

Kathryn is supportive of his husband’s campaign for Illinois Governor and says nothing has made him more excited. “I’ve known him for 30 years and not once has he let me down. He will not let the people of the state down. He truly cares. We’ve been married for 24 years and I’ve never seen him so excited; hoping to get people’s lives back on track; helping those who have little or no help,” she said. She says her husband is equally supportive of her and everything she does, and that he cares about women’s health issues, which are important to her. Aside from supporting his business and political moves, she helps her husband in more personal areas as well. Pritzker has been overweight for most of his life, but his wife is helping him find a solution.

Mary Kathryn Muenster

Caption: Mary Kathryn Muenster with her family (Source: Twitter)

Body Measurement and Social Media

Mary Kathryn Muenster has a curvy body. The details regarding her body measurement, heights, and weight are not available for now. However, she seems to have a decent height and maintained body in pictures. She has naturally brown hair but she sometimes colors it in blonde. Moreover, she has a pair of very beautiful hazel eyes.

Mary Kathryn is not active on social media pages. However, it is known that her husband is active on social media pages like Instagram and Twitter. Mary Kathryn Muenster does not want any unnecessary attention from the media and the public as well. She is just enjoying her peaceful life with her lovely family and helping her husband.