Leon Black

Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity

Leon Black

Leon Black

Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity

Overview
Career Highlights

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

RelSci Relationships

10847

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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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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Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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Fund Advisor at Apollo Capital Management LP (Investment Management)

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Co-Founder at Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity
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

Apollo Global Private Equity is an active manager which makes investments in the form of opportunistic buyouts and build-ups, corporate carve-outs, and distressed investments. The sectors in which the invests financial services, business services, consumer services, chemicals, natural resources, consumer & retail, leisure, manufacturing & industrial & media, telecom & technology, energy, metals & mining, and agriculture sectors. It also makes co-investments along with other flagship funds. The firm geographic focuses on mid-sized distressed companies located across the globe, primarily in North America.

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 on May 17, 1990 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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.

Trustee
Prior

Asia Society is an American nonprofit company located in New York, NY, with subsidiaries in Hong Kong, that operates as an educational organization dedicated to promote mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among people, leaders and institutions. The firm was founded by Luis Juan L. Virata and Tom W. Su. Josette Sheeran is the CEO, in this role since 2013.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to address a range of challenges facing Asia and the rest of the world. Asia Society has cultural centers and public buildings in New York, Hong Kong, and Houston, and offices in Los Angeles, Manila, Mumbai, Tokyo, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Washington, D.C., and Zurich. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, Asia Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration between Asia and the world.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Vail Valley Foundation is an American private company located in Avon, CO, that provides arts, athletics and education services.The company says this about itself: Since 1981, the non-profit Vail Valley Foundation has fulfilled its mission: To enhance and sustain the quality of life in the Vail Valley by providing leadership in educational, athletic and cultural endeavors. By working together with private, government, and corporate entities, the Foundation is responsible for providing Eagle County, Colorado, with some of its most treasured annual events, such as the Mountain Games, Birds of Prey World Cup Races, American Ski Classic, Free Summer Concerts and the Vail Dance Festival. It also operates the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and the Vilar Performing Arts Center, and serves more than 4,000 children annually through its YouthPower365 education enrichment programming.

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. /Private Equity, Apollo Capital Management II, Inc., AP Alternative Assets LP, Apollo Real Estate Advisors LP, Apollo Co-Investors VIII (C) LP, Apollo Investment Fund VIII LP, Apollo Credit Opportunity Fund III LP, Apollo Co-Investors VIII (B) LP, FCI Co-Investors I (A) LP, Apollo EPF II Co-Investor (A) LP, FCI CO-INVESTORS I (B), L.P., Apollo European Credit Fund LP, Apollo Co-Investors VIII (A) LP, Apollo Co-Investors VIII (E) LP, Apollo Capital Management LP (Investment Management), Apollo Commodities Management LP, Apollo Global Management, Inc., Apollo Management LP, Lion Advisors LP, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc., Apollo Management V LP, Hamlet Holding LLC, Apollo Capital Management LP, APOLLO INVESTMENT FUND (I) VIII, L.P., APOLLO OVERSEAS PARTNERS (DELAWARE 892) VIII, L.P., APOLLO OVERSEAS PARTNERS (I) VIII, L.P., APOLLO OVERSEAS PARTNERS VIII, L.P., APOLLO OVERSEAS PARTNERS (DELAWARE) VIII, 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 B) L.P., Apollo European Principal Finance Fund II (Dollar A) LP, A-A ASIA PRIVATE CREDIT FUND (FEEDER), L.P., 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., Sequa Corp., AMC Entertainment, Inc., Allied Waste Industries LLC, Samsonite LLC, Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc., The Jewish Museum - New York, Asia Society - New York, Vail Valley Foundation, Mount Sinai Health System, Inc.

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