Date of Birth: 1951
Citizenship: United States
His alleged capital of approximately $ 4 billion (according to Forbes magazine on the year 2007).
Leon Black studied (in 1973 it was) in the College Dartmouth College, where he studied philosophy and history. After College Leon holds a bachelor`s degree and graduated with excellent marks. Later (in 1975 year) - Leon Black continued his studies at Harvard University and was awarded an honorary MBA.
Nowadays Leon is married and has four children.
His career began in 1977, the year when Leon - young professional - joined the company Drexel Burnham Lambert - the famous bank. This organization Leon worked until 1990 and rose to the post of Director-General and head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, as well as - assistant IFC Corporate Finance.
In 1990, the company founded Leon Black Apollo Advisors, LP and Lion Advisors, LP, in order to be able to manage the investment of capital, focusing on corporate restructuring and reinforced buyouts. Since that time the company Apollo and its affiliates manage approximately $ 15 billion in such activities.
In addition, co-founder Leon Black was the division Apollo Real Estate Advisors, LP, which since 1993 has invested capital in the amount of more than five billion dollars.
The current focus of Leon Black`s multifaceted and diverse. For example, he is a director of United Rentals, Inc, Allied Waste Industries, Inc, as well as - Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.
In addition, Leon - the guardian and protector of Dartmouth College, the Museum of Modern Art, SinayskoyBolnitsy, Lincoln Art Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Asia Society.
Leon Black is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the New York Partnership and the National Advisory Board JP Morgan Chase.
Leon Black - a connoisseur and admirer of the works of art. That he is one of the largest collections of works of art. It contains a wide variety of fabric types and styles. The collection contains works and contemporary artists and masters of the past years and even centuries.