Leon Black, who graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1973 with a major in philosophy and history and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1975, is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Apollo Global Management, L.P., a global alternative asset manager that has over approximately $100 billion in assets under management. From 1977 to 1990, Leon worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated, where he served as managing director, head of mergers and acquisitions, and co-head of corporate finance. He served as a trustee of Dartmouth College from 2002 to 2011, and currently serves on the boards of The Museum of Modern Art, Mt. Sinai Hospital, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Faster Cures, and the Asia Society. He also serves on the board of directors of Apollo Global Management, AP Alternative Assets, Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., and on the international advisory board of the Russia-China Investment Fund, and is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Partnership for New York City, and the Port Authority Task Force.
The Blacks have three sons, Benjamin, Joshua, and Alexander, and a daughter, Victoria. « less
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