Josh Harris Biography, Education, and Net Worth

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Josh Harris Biography

Josh Harris Biography, Education, and Net Worth: Josh Harris, full name Joshua Jordan Harriss is a philanthropist and private equity investor from the United States. He co-founded Apollo Global Management in 1990 with Leon Black and Marc Rowan and oversaw the majority of its day-to-day operations until leaving in 2022 to pursue other interests.

Josh Harris Biography: Early Life, Education and Career

Harris was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in December 1964. Washington, DC’s The Field School was where he studied. In 1986, Harris earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude. He competed in collegiate wrestling for the Penn Quakers as well

Harris spent two years working at Drexel Burnham Lambert’s mergers and acquisitions division after earning a degree from Wharton. As a Baker Scholar and Loeb Finance Fellow, he later enrolled in Harvard Business School, from which he earned an MBA in 1990.

With Leon Black and Marc Rowan, he co-founded Apollo Global Management. Harris resigned from Apollo’s day-to-day operations in May 2021 and departed the firm in January 2022, owing to his concentration on his interests in sports clubs and a conflict that involved litigation with Apollo co-founder Leon Black.

Josh Harris is on the boards of the Wharton School of Business, the Harvard Business School, and the Mount Sinai Hospital. He also previously served on the boards of the United States Olympic Committee and Berry Global. He’s also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets (IACFM) of the New York Federal Reserve.

Josh Harris Net Worth

Forbes estimates his net worth to be $6 billion in April 2023. He and his wife Marjorie donated the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School $10 million.

He was the leader of the investment groups that in the early 2010s purchased both the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.

Additionally, in 2017, he and David S. Blitzer, a partner investor, co-founded Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) to manage the 76ers and Devils, among other brands and properties.

In addition, Harris is a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) and a Premier League general partner of Crystal Palace F.C.

Harris started the Harris Family Charitable Foundation, now known as Harris Philanthropies, as a philanthropist in 2014.



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