Josh Harris

Managing Partner,
Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment

Josh is the Founder and Managing General Partner of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE). In connection with the HBSE portfolio, he is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Co-Managing Partner, Vice Chairman, & Alternate Governor of the New Jersey Devils. Under his leadership, the HBSE platform has grown to include Top-10 venue, the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the $82 million mixed-use Training Complex in Camden, NJ, the Delaware Blue Coats, the Utica Comets, renowned esports franchise Dignitas, and HBSEv, a venture fund investing in early stage sports technology companies, among other franchises. Additionally, Josh is a General Partner of the Crystal Palace Football Club in the Premier League.

Passionate about strengthening the communities in which the teams operate, Josh, in connection with the Sixers Youth Foundation and Devils Youth Foundation, supports Newark, Camden and Philadelphia by partnering with local hospitals, youth centers, schools and food distribution centers for civic growth and relief.

Outside of HBSE, in 2022, Josh founded 26North, a next-generation alternatives platform. Prior to founding 26North, Josh co-founded Apollo Global Management and spent over thirty years building the firm into the world’s second-largest alternatives and largest alternative credit manager. Harris was responsible for some of the firm’s most successful private equity investments, including the historic LyondellBasell transaction.

Additionally, Josh and his wife, Marjorie, founded Harris Philanthropies in 2014 to advocate for youth and community development. Across their charitable platform, they have become one of the largest supporters of after-school sports programs, helping 15,000 youth annually across the country.

The Harris family is committed to using a blend of philanthropic giving and impact investment to improve outcomes for underserved groups in areas where they have a deep connection, with a focus on sports and academic programming, championing equity and sustainable wealth creation in Black and other diverse communities and enhancing health, wellness and educational outcomes.

Josh serves on the Boards of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the NBA, and the NHL. He 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.

Josh and Marjorie have been married for 25 years and live in Miami with their five children. A former college wrestler, Josh remains an active athlete, competing in numerous marathons and triathlons.