Josh Harris Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Sibling, Instagram, Awards, Height, Wiki, Children, Spouse

Posted By Gift Nworie March 5, 2024

Joshua Jordan Harris is famously known as Josh Harris, an American investor and philanthropist primarily known for his work as a private equity investor. 

In addition to this, he is also the principal owner and managing partner of several sports teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, and the Washington Commanders.

 Furthermore, he holds positions as a general partner of Crystal Palace Football Club and a minority owner of Joe Gibbs Racing.

Profile

  • Full Name: Joshua Jordan Harris
  • Stage Name: Josh Harris
  • Born: December 1964
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Birthplace: Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Nationality: United States
  • Occupation: American investor and philanthropist
  • Height: 1.83m
  • Parents: Jacob Harris and Sylvia Harris
  • Siblings: Jake Harris
  • Spouse: Marjorie Harris
  • Children: Hannah, Stuart, and Thomas
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $6.6 billion

Early Life And Education

Josh Harris, a prominent American investor and philanthropist, was born in the pleasant town of Chevy Chase, Maryland, in December 1964. Throughout his childhood, he was nurtured by his loving parents, Jacob Harris and Sylvia Harris, alongside his siblings, who went by the name of Jake Harris.

 With a thirst for knowledge and the determination to succeed, Josh completed his education at the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Career

Harris embarked on his professional journey during the late 1980s as an investment banker for Drexel Burnham Lambert. Afterward, in 1990, he teamed up with Leon Black and Marc Rowan to establish Apollo Global Management. 

Apollo has emerged as a prominent player in alternative asset management, boasting a staggering $450 billion in assets under management.

Harris resigned from his daily responsibilities at Apollo in 2022 to dedicate more time to sports management and philanthropic endeavors. Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, a company he established and chairs, is the proud owner of the 76ers and the Devils.

 Additionally, Harris serves as a general partner for Crystal Palace Football Club, an esteemed English Premier League team.

Harris, along with his wife Marjorie, established Harris Philanthropies in 2014. This nonprofit organization aims to assist youth and sports, promote wellness and disease prevention, and support various other causes. In addition to his business ventures and passion for sports, Harris actively engages in philanthropy.

Awards and Nominations

Awards:

  • Wharton School Dean’s Medal
  • Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award
  • Forbes “America’s Best Venture Capitalists” list
  • Barron’s “Top 100 Money Managers” list
  • Fortune “Businessperson of the Year” (finalist)
  • Sports Business Journal “Sports Executive of the Year” (finalist)

Nominations:

  • Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” (finalist)
  • Institutional Investor “Alpha All-Star” (finalist)
  • The Athletic “Sports Executive of the Year” (finalist)
  • The Sporting News “Sports Executive of the Year” (finalist)
  • Sports Business Journal “Sports Executive of the Year”

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Josh Harris (@joshharriscm)
  • Twitter handle: Josh Harris (@HarrisJosh)

Personal Life

 Harris, 57, a successful businessman, is happily married to Marjorie Harris. The couple first crossed paths at Harvard Business School and built a beautiful family together. Their family comprises three sons, Hannah, Stuart, and Thomas, and two daughters, Pierce and Bridget

In interviews, Harris has openly discussed his Jewish faith and how it has significantly shaped his life. He firmly believes that his religion has been instrumental in his achievements and contributed to his success in business.

Net Worth

Josh Harris’s net Worth is approximately $6.6 billion. As the co-founder and co-executive chairman of Apollo Global Management, a prominent alternative asset manager, Harris holds influential positions in the financial industry. 

Additionally, he has ownership interests in several sports teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), New Jersey Devils (NHL), and Crystal Palace Football Club (Premier League).




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