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By New York Natives Staff


LEON BLACK

Businessman, Billionaire

Where is he from? Manhattan.

What’s he done? Black is CEO and co-founder of Apollo Global Management LP, a LBO specialist fund, which manages more than 60 billion of dollars in assets mainly for institutional investors.

Why is he an icon? Black is a self-made billionaire who ranks as #95 on Forbes’ Billionaire List in the US and #114 on the Forbes’ 400. He is also the proud owner of Edvard Munch’s 1895 version of “The Scream”, for which he shelled out a cool $120 million, and he recently made a $410 million dollar bid to save Hostess.

#ApolloCEO #Billionaire #MrTwinkie

 

Featured photo courtesy of Art Fix Daily

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