Joshua J. Harris

courtesy of Apollo Global Management

Joshua Harris is the co-founder and senior managing director of Apollo Global Management. Under his leadership, Apollo has grown into a global leader in alternative asset management, helping university endowments, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, charitable foundations, financial institutions and family offices to build better financial futures.

Harris is also the founder and co-chairman of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, a company created to accelerate growth and explore related strategic investment opportunities in sports, entertainment and media. In connection with HBSE, he is the managing partner of the Philadelphia 76ers, chairman of the Planning Committee of the NBA, managing partner of the New Jersey Devils and a general partner of the Crystal Palace Football Club.

He serves on the board of trustees of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the NBA and the NHL. In addition, he is founder and chairman of the Harris Family Charitable Foundation, which strives to improve people's lives and unlock their potential by inspiring youth, strengthening communities and promoting wellness and healthy living.

Harris earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Loeb Scholar, and a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where he graduated summa cum laude. He and his wife reside in New York City with their five children.

Delivering Alpha

  • Joshua Harris speaking at the 2019 Delivering Alpha conference in New York on Sept. 19, 2019.

    Joshua Harris, Apollo Global Management co-founder, discusses alternative investing in a changing world with CNBC's Leslie Picker at the Delivering Alpha conference 2019.

  • 019.Mary Callahan Erdoes, with Luke Ellis (R), speaking at the 2019 Delivering Alpha conference in New York on Sept. 19, 2019.

    Escalating trade wars and plunging interest rates have jolted markets and sent the ever-elusive alpha deeper into hiding. So where are the leading global investors looking for opportunities? Which strategies have enough upside to justify their risk profile? CNBC's Sara Eisen moderates the discussion with Mary Callahan Erdoes, J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management CEO; Luke Ellis, Man Group CEO; Bruce Richards, Marathon Asset Management chairman and CEO; and Emmanuel Roman, PIMCO CEO at Delivering Alpha 2019.

  • Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren answers a questions during the Presidential candidate forum at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Detroit, Michigan, July 24, 2019.

    In a room full of avowed capitalists, policies that sound to some like socialism are bound not to go over well.

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