Josh Harris is a co-founder of Apollo Global Management. Harris founded Apollo with Leon Black and Marc Rowan in 1990, and today runs the day-to-day business of the firm. Under their leadership, Apollo has become the second-largest alternatives and largest alternative credit manager, lending to and investing in small-to-mid-sized businesses and managing over $350 billion in assets on behalf of pension funds for teachers and public servants, insurance companies and more. He is responsible for some of the firm's most successful private equity investments, including the LyondellBasell transaction, one of the most profitable deals in private equity history.
Harris is also the founder and managing general partner of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), a company created to accelerate community growth and explore strategic investment opportunities in sports, entertainment and media. Within the broad HBSE portfolio, Harris is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils. Additionally, he is a General Partner of the Crystal Palace Football Club in the Premier League and a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL.
He and his wife, Marjorie, founded Harris Philanthropies in 2014, to advocate for youth and community development through equitable and inclusive investing in sports, enhanced wellness and education. Across their charitable platform, they have become one of the largest supporters of after-school sports programs, helping 15,000 youth annually within Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York.
Harris serves on the boards of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the NBA and the NHL. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Loeb Scholar, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business with a B.S. in Economics.
He and his wife Marjorie have been married for 25 years and live in New York City with their five children.