Josh Harris

Founder, 26North | Founder and Managing General Partner, HBSE | Managing Partner, Washington Commanders

About

Josh Harris is an investor and business leader with over thirty years of experience. Over the course of his career, Josh has launched and scaled multiple platforms across alternatives, sports and philanthropy.

Josh is the Founder of 26North, a next-generation, multi-asset class alternatives platform that aims to generate compelling risk-adjusted returns, investing flexibly across asset classes and capital structures through a partnership-first approach, with an initial focus on private equity, credit and insurance solutions.

Prior to founding 26North, Josh co-founded Apollo Global Management (“Apollo”) and spent over thirty years building the firm into a leading global alternative investment manager and one of the largest alternative credit managers. Josh is responsible for some of the firm’s most successful private equity investments, including the LyondellBasel transaction, one of the most successful investments in private equity history, and the creation and growth of Athene.

Josh is also the Founder and Managing General Partner of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), a leading sports and entertainment platform valued at approximately $4B+ that includes marquee franchises the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils, among other premier assets. In connection with the HBSE portfolio, Josh is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils. Josh is also the Managing Partner of the Washington Commanders.

Across his platform – including through his foundation, Harris Philanthropies, Josh is committed to using a blend of philanthropic giving and impact investment to improve outcomes for underserved groups in communities where he has a deep connection. Specifically, Josh is focused on supporting vulnerable youth through sports and educational programming, championing equity and sustainable wealth creation in diverse communities and enhancing health, wellness and educational outcomes.

Josh holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Loeb Scholar, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a B.S. in Economics. He currently serves on the Boards of Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the NBA, and the NHL.

Josh and his wife, Marjorie, have five children and have been married for 28 years.

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