Bruce Rauner

AGE: 56
OCCUPATION: Chairman, GTCR Golden Rauner

The longtime and now semiretired partner in one of the city’s biggest leveraged-buyout shops is mulling a run for governor and has the personal fortune to fund a campaign. Will he become the Chicago equivalent of Michael Bloomberg? His close ties to Rahm Emanuel can’t hurt.

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Photograph: Bob Stefko