Josh Harris (businessman)

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Joshua Jordan Harris (born December 1964) is an American private equity investor, sports team owner, and philanthropist. He grew up in the Washington metropolitan area and earned a degree in economics from the Wharton School in 1986. He then worked for the former investment bank Drexel Burnham Lambert before leaving to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. Upon graduation in 1990, Harris co-founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management with former Drexel associates Leon Black and Marc Rowan and led its day-to-day operations until leaving in 2022 to focus on sports management. His net worth was estimated to be around $7 billion in June 2023.

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Joshua Jordan Harris

December 1964 (age 58)
Years active1986–present
Known forCo-founding Apollo Global Management and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE)
Board member of
SpouseMarjorie Harris

In the early 2010s, Harris led investment groups that purchased the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He founded Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) with David Blitzer in 2017, which owns and manages the 76ers and Devils among other brands and properties. Harris has also been a general partner of the English football club Crystal Palace since 2015. In 2023, he led a group that reached an agreement to purchase the NFL's Washington Commanders for $6.05 billion, the largest sales transaction for a sports franchise in history pending league approval.