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Relationship Facts of Leon Black

Leon Black is married to Debra Black {Compare Couple}.
He is father of Four.
Leon Black is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Leon Black?

Leon Black is currently married. He exchanged vows with Debra Black. His wife Debra is the sister of Antony Ressler. His brother in law Antony is an American billionaire.

But the wedding date and details of this couple are not disclosed. At present, they are blessed with four children.

Leon Black: Biography in Details

Who is Leon Black?

Leon Black is an American investor. He co-founded a private equity firm Apollo Global Management along with seven other members in 1990.

He at present serves as a chairperson of the Museum of Modern Arts (MOMA).

What is the birth name of Leon Black?

He was born on 31 July 1951 in Manhattan, New York, the United States. The name of his father was Eli M. Black and his mother’s name was Shirley Lubell.

His dad killed himself in 1975 by jumping out of the 44th floor of the Pan Am Building. Leon belongs of Jewish descent.

Regarding academics, he joined Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Van High School.

Then he went to Dartmouth College and gained a BA degree in Philosophy and History in 1973. Then he enrolled at Harvard University for master’s in Business Administration.

Leon Black- Professional Life, Career

Leon Black used to be an accountant at Peat Marwick. After this, he served the Drexel Burnham Lambert, an investment bank from 1977 to 1990.

Then in 1990, he co-founded an equity firm named Apollo Global Management. The other members were John Hannan, Craig Cogut (lawyer), Arthur Bilger, Antony Ressler, Marc Rowan, Josh Harris, and Michael Gross.

He was CEO of this firm but due to the Jeffrey Epstein case, he opted out. However, Leon is still a chairman.

Leon Black- Net Worth, Salary, Purchased Arts

As of 2023, his estimated net worth is $8.8 Billion. He also owns 29 local TV stations along with David Sambur.

He is also an avid art collector and owns artworks of Picasso, Edvard Munch, and more.

In 2012, Leon bought a painting called The Scream for $119 million. Then in 2013, he sent £29 million to purchase Head of a Young Apostle.

He also collected Babylonian Talmud for $9.3 million in 2015.

Is Leon Black involved in any rumors and controversies?

This billionaire investor is accused of paying an amount of $158 million to a sex offender Jeffrey Epstein for his services. He was the trustee of Debra and Leon Black Foundation. This report was released on 25 Jan 2021.

However, it is said that Leon is not involved in any criminal activities done by Jeffrey but the amount he paid was larger than expected.

Leon’s owned sculpture Bust of a Woman was once lawsuit by Pelham Europe and Larry Gagosian. Europe sold this art piece to Black by saying he owns it.

This case was settled by the owner of the sculpture and it was in favor of Leon.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Regarding Leon Black’s body features, his amazing height and his body weight are of average size. The color of his eyes is dark brown and his hair is of grey color.

Social Media

Leon is not available on other social sites. He is not active on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • He is 69 years old as of 2020.
  • His birth sign is Leo.
  • His late father is also a businessman.
  • He completed his MBA in 1975.
  • He donated $48m in 2012 to Dartmouth College.
  • Leon gave a job interview at Lehman Brothers but got rejected.

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