One of the earliest stock by the Dutch East India Company
Global share of wealth by wealth group, Credit Suisse, 2021

The key founder of both firms is Ressler's brother-in-law, Leon Black.

- Tony Ressler

Notable founders included: John Hannan, Drexel's former co-director of international finance; Craig Cogut, a lawyer who worked with Drexel's high-yield division in Los Angeles; Arthur Bilger, the former head of the Drexel's corporate finance department; Antony Ressler, who worked as a senior vice president in Drexel's high yield department with responsibility for the new issue/syndicate desk; and Marc Rowan, Josh Harris and Michael Gross, who all worked under Black in the mergers and acquisitions department.

- Leon Black
One of the earliest stock by the Dutch East India Company

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Drexel Burnham Lambert

American multinational investment bank that was forced into bankruptcy in 1990 due to its involvement in illegal activities in the junk bond market, driven by senior executive Michael Milken.

American multinational investment bank that was forced into bankruptcy in 1990 due to its involvement in illegal activities in the junk bond market, driven by senior executive Michael Milken.

Michael Milken in 2006. He was Drexel's head of high-yield securities

Apollo Global Management, the noted private equity firm, was also founded by Drexel alumni led by Leon Black.

Tony Ressler, former senior vice president, high yield bond market

Apollo Global Management

American global alternative investment management firm.

American global alternative investment management firm.

Apollo invested in AMC Theatres in 2001 and acquired the entire company in 2004
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Apollo's headquarters in the Solow Building at 9 West 57th Street in New York City, formerly occupied by Tyco
Caesars Palace, acquired as part of Apollo's LBO of Harrah's Entertainment
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Apollo lost its investment in retailer Linens 'n Things with the company's 2008 bankruptcy

Apollo was founded in 1990 by Leon Black, Josh Harris, and Marc Rowan.

Other founding partners included Marc Rowan, Josh Harris, and Michael Gross, who both worked under Black in the mergers and acquisitions department, and Antony Ressler, who worked as a senior vice president in Drexel's high yield department with responsibility for the new issue/syndicate desk.

The John Golden Theatre, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, and Booth Theatre on West 45th Street in Manhattan's Theater District

Debra Black

American Broadway producer and philanthropist.

American Broadway producer and philanthropist.

The John Golden Theatre, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, and Booth Theatre on West 45th Street in Manhattan's Theater District

She is the wife of Leon Black, co-founder of Apollo Global Management.

She is the sister of Tony Ressler, who co-founded Apollo Global Management with Leon Black.