Christopher Ilitch Biography
Christopher Ilitch (Christopher Paul Ilitch) is president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc., a privately held entity with total revenues reported to be over $2 billion.
Through Ilitch Holdings, Ilitch is the owner of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and MLB’s Detroit Tigers, taking over ownership of both teams (along with the holding company and its related properties) upon the death of his father Mike in 2017.
Christopher Ilitch Education
Ilitch studied at Cranbrook Kingswood high school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he was a member of the state championship hockey team in 1983. Ilitch earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Michigan in 1987.
Christopher Ilitch Career
Ilitch worked a short time at IBM before joining his family’s business where he has been ever since. Ilitch worked for Little Caesars management in Walled Lake, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois before returning to the Detroit area.
Ilitch Holdings provides professional services to the businesses owned by Michael and/or Marian Ilitch, including Little Caesar Enterprises, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Champion Foods, Olympia Entertainment, Uptown Entertainment, Olympia Development, and the Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program.
Christopher is also chairman of Ilitch Charities and is on the board of directors of the Detroit Economic Club. He is chairman of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors and is a board member and a member of the executive committee for the Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit Renaissance.
Ilitch is also a member of the Detroit chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Ilitch was chairman of the hospitality committee for the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and was a member of the Super Bowl XL host committee.
Along with William Clay Ford Jr., Ilitch served as co-chairmen for the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament held at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
Ilitch remains an avid hockey player and competes in an adult league in the Metro Detroit area.
Christopher Ilitch Age
Ilitch was born on June 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He is 53 years old as of 2018.
Christopher Ilitch Family / Parents
Ilitch is the youngest son of Mike Ilitch who was an entrepreneur, founder and owner of the international fast food franchise Little Caesars Pizza and Marian Ilitch.
Christopher Ilitch Siblings
Ilitch’s siblings are Denise Ilitch, Ronald “Ron” Tyrus Ilitch, Lisa M. Ilitch Murray, Michael C. Ilitch, Jr., Atanas Ilitch (born Thomas Ilitch), and Carole M. Ilitch. He is the former brother-in-law of sports executive Jim Lites.
Christopher Ilitch Wife
Ilitch is married to Kelle Ilitch since 2001 and they have three children and reside in metro Detroit.
Christopher Ilitch Net Worth
Christopher’s net worth is not yet revealed. However, his father had an estimated net worth of $6.1 billion and his mother has an estimated net worth of 3.7 billion USD.