Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module
Click to see all 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
Looking for the latest in Chicago's power structure? Check out this year's Power 100 list.

14. Jerry Reinsdorf

Jerry Reinsdorf

AGE: 76
OCCUPATION: Chairman, Chicago Bulls and White Sox; co-owner, United Center

Arguably the most masterful negotiator the sports world has ever seen, Reinsdorf opened a restaurant adjacent to his publicly funded ballpark last year and handed taxpayers a $3.5 million bill. Meanwhile, over the past two years, his charity programs have generously, and quietly, funneled more than $1.5 million into Chicago Public Schools, cancer programs, and children’s charities. Don’t forget about those seven championships, either.

MORE ON REINSDORF: Inside the Start of the Chicago Bulls’ Championship Run

RELATED: Most Powerful Ex-Chicagoans | Power Couples | Power Siblings | Up-and-Comers | Poll: Which Powerful Chicagoan Would You Call Back First? | Quiz: Do You Know Chicago’s Power Players? | Back to all 100

 

Photograph: Nuccio Dinuzzo/Chicago Tribune

Share

Edit Module

Advertisement

Edit Module
Submit your comment

Comments are moderated. We review them in an effort to remove foul language, commercial messages, abuse, and irrelevancies.

Edit Module