Leon Black

Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Leon Black

Leon Black

Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Apollo Global Real Estate Management LP
Apollo Commodities Management LP
AP Alternative Assets LP

RelSci Relationships

8591

Number of Boards

36

Birthday

07/31/1951 - Manhattan, New York

Age

69

Number of Awards

20

Estimated Net Worth

$5.5B

Interests

Philanthropy, Artwork Collecting

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Global Head of ESG, General Counsel, Private Equity, Legal, Compliance & Tax at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Senior Partner, Chief Legal Officer, Legal, Compliance & Tax at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Senior Partner, Private Equity at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Chief Compliance Officer, Director at Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.

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Counsel, Legal, Compliance & Tax at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Senior Partner & Co-Lead of Impact, Private Equity at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Chairman at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Co-President at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc.
Family Members
Spouse

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research. Since its founding in 2007, MRA has committed $100 million in funding to advance our understanding of this disease. MRA funds projects in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, with the majority of funding allocated for melanoma treatment.

Sibling In Law
Co-Founder & Principal at CIM Group LP

CIM Group focuses on making and managing real estate and infrastructure investments in urban communities, located primarily in North America. They are process and research-driven investors who mitigate risk through the fundamental analysis of the long-term drivers of value in communities, such as the health of local private enterprises, population and demographic trends and the impact of revitalized or new infrastructure investments.CIM Group's investment strategy makes real estate or infrastructure investments through three distinct platforms. Each platform is diversified by geography and product type within its prescribed risk profile. The firm's platforms include: Opportunity Funds, Core/Stabilized Funds and Infrastructure Funds. Their Opportunity Funds focus on repositioning and development projects in established and emerging urban communities. CIM Group's Core/Stabilized Funds focus on well-positioned and operating properties in transitional districts. Their Infrastructure Funds focus on properties and services supporting the community and/or public interest such as renewable resources, utilities and parking.

Education
MBA
Class of 1975

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BA in Philosophy & History, summa cum laude
Class of 1973

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion is the CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
President
2008 - Current

Apollo Global Real Estate Management (AGRE) primarily invests in legacy CMBS, commercial first mortgage loans, mezzanine investments and other commercial real estate related funds that focus on opportunistic investments in debt and equity recapitalization transactions.

Co-Founder
2007 - Current

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research. Since its founding in 2007, MRA has committed $100 million in funding to advance our understanding of this disease. MRA funds projects in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, with the majority of funding allocated for melanoma treatment.

Co-Founder
1990 - Current

Since its founding in 1990, Apollo has grown to become one of the world's largest alternative investment managers. As of June 30, 2012, we had total assets under management of $105 billion, with a team of 616 employees located in ten offices around the world. We attribute our success to our key competitive strengths: our investment process and approach to investing, which incorporates our flexibility to invest throughout market cycles and across the capital structure, our deep industry expertise and focus on complex transactions, our investment edge which creates proprietary investment opportunities, and our collaboration with portfolio company management teams; our integrated business model which combines the strength of our private equity, credit-oriented capital markets, and real estate platforms, and also includes a dedicated Natural Resources Fund; our long-standing investor relationships which include many of the world’s most prominent pension and endowment funds, financial institutions and individuals; our long-term capital base; our strong management team and reputation; and our alignment of interests with investors in our funds and shareholders. We operate our businesses in an integrated manner, which we believe distinguishes us from other alternative investment managers. Our investment professionals frequently collaborate and share information across disciplines including market insight, management, banking and consultant contacts as well as potential investment opportunities, which contributes to our library of industry knowledge and enables us to invest successfully across a company’s capital structure. The integrated Apollo platform and the experience of our investment team have enabled us to deliver strong long-term investment performance in our funds throughout a range of economic cycles. Our investment approach is value-oriented, focusing on industries in which we have considerable knowledge, and emphasizing downside protection and the preservation of capital. We are frequently contrarian in our investment approach, which is reflected in a number of ways, including: our willingness to invest in industries that our competitors typically avoid; the often complex structures we employ in some of our investments, including our willingness to pursue difficult corporate carve-out transactions; our experience investing during periods of uncertainty or distress in the economy or financial markets; our orientation towards sole-sponsored transactions; and our willingness to undertake transactions that have substantial business, regulatory or legal complexity. We have successfully applied this investment philosophy since Apollo's founding, allowing us to identify what we believe to be attractive investment opportunities, deploy capital across the balance sheet of industry leading businesses, and create value for our investors throughout economic cycles.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2001 - 2013

Sirius XM Radio, Inc. provides satellite radio services. It broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, news, and weather channels. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Board of Directors
2001 - 2008

Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. delivers more than 120 channels of commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information and sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. It offers around 65 channels of commercial-free CD-quality music and 50 channels of news, sports and talk programs to vehicles. It has sports content that deals with the National Football League and NASCAR.

Independent Director
2001 - 2013

Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. is a radio company. The company offers music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels, as well as infotainment services. Its brand channels include SiriusXM Traffic, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic, NavWeather, SiriusXM Aviation and SiriusXM Marine. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Executive Committee
Current

Partnership for New York City, an organization whose mission is to enhance the economy of the five boroughs of New York City and maintain the city’s position as the global center of commerce, culture and innovation

Trustee
Prior

The society is an international nonprofit nonpartisan organization which connects people and institutions in asia and the world.

Trustee
Prior

The Jewish Museum operates museums and art galleries. The Jewish Museum offers outstanding rental spaces in a museum mile landmark. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$50K +
2019

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1,500 +
2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction."1 This statement of purpose has guided the Museum for more than a century. The Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art have reaffirmed the statement of purpose and supplemented it with the following statement of mission: The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards. The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the museum. The museum's curatorial, conservation, and education departments, as well as the Libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians. The premise on which the Museum was founded is "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in [New York City] a museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and to that end of furnishing popular instruction".

$1,500 +
2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction."1 This statement of purpose has guided the Museum for more than a century. The Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art have reaffirmed the statement of purpose and supplemented it with the following statement of mission: The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards. The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the museum. The museum's curatorial, conservation, and education departments, as well as the Libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians. The premise on which the Museum was founded is "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in [New York City] a museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and to that end of furnishing popular instruction".

Political Donations
$2,800
2020

Senator at Office of the Senator from Georgia, David Perdue

$2,800
2019

Representative from California's 43rd Congressional District

$2,800
2019

Former Senator at Office of the Senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner

Transactions
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MC Feeder Ltd. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Apollo Global Management, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Apollo Global Management, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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ArtBinder, Inc. provides mobile app for galleries. The firm's mobile application allows collectors to browse and receive updates from the art galleries around the world. The company was founded by Alexandra Chemla in 2010 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #281
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #324
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #94
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Events
Speaker
Tiger 21 Headliner Series

The TIGER 21 Headliner Series is a premier speaking venue that attracts some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders.

Speaker
Tiger 21 Group Meetings

Speaker
-Los Angeles, CA
2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

People - Opportunities - Solutions

Other Affiliations

Leon Black is affiliated with Apollo Global Real Estate Management LP, Melanoma Research Alliance, Apollo Global Management, Inc., Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity, AP Alternative Assets LP, Apollo Real Estate Advisors LP, Apollo Co-Investors VIII (A) LP, Apollo Co-Investors VIII (E) LP, Apollo EPF II Co-Investor (A) LP, Apollo European Credit Fund LP, FCI CO-INVESTORS I (B), L.P., Apollo Asia Private Credit Fund LP, FCI Co-Investors I (A) LP, Apollo Investment Fund VIII LP, Apollo Co-Investors VIII (C) LP, Apollo Credit Opportunity Fund III LP, Apollo Co-Investors VIII (B) LP, Apollo Capital Management LP (Investment Management), Apollo Commodities Management LP, Apollo Management LP, Lion Advisors LP, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc., Apollo Management V LP, Hamlet Holding LLC, Apollo Capital Management LP, APOLLO OVERSEAS PARTNERS (DELAWARE) VIII, L.P., APOLLO OVERSEAS PARTNERS VIII, L.P., APOLLO OVERSEAS PARTNERS (I) VIII, L.P., APOLLO INVESTMENT FUND (I) VIII, L.P., APOLLO OVERSEAS PARTNERS (DELAWARE 892) VIII, L.P., APOLLO EUROPEAN PRINCIPAL FINANCE FUND II (DOLLAR B) L.P., A-A ASIA PRIVATE CREDIT FUND (FEEDER), L.P., Apollo European Principal Finance Fund II (Euro B) LP, Apollo European Principal Finance Fund II (Euro A) LP, Apollo European Principal Finance Fund II (Dollar A) LP, Apollo European Credit Fund (Offshore) LP, United Rentals, Inc., Sirius XM Radio, Inc., Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc., Sirius XM Holdings, Inc., United Rentals, Inc., Vail Resorts, Inc., Allied Waste Industries LLC, Sequa Corp., AMC Entertainment, Inc., Samsonite LLC, Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc., The Partnership for New York City, Asia Society - New York, The Jewish Museum - New York, Vail Valley Foundation, Mount Sinai Health System, Inc.

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