Josh Harris is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers. Josh’s family history in Philadelphia is deeply rooted—all four of his great-grandparents settled there, all four of his grandparents lived there and parents met there. Following in his father’s footsteps, Josh attended the University of Pennsylvania, witnessing the iconic 76ers championship in 1983 during his time there.
Under Josh and David Blitzer’s leadership, the 76ers have grown to be one of the NBA’s 10 most valuable franchises (Forbes) and have quickly emerged as one of the fastest-growing global sports brands. The team has widened their portfolio through a variety of organizations and initiatives, including the Sixers Innovation Lab, NBA 2K League Team and the 76ers Gaming Club.
Josh and the 76ers are active members in the Philadelphia and South Jersey communities through charitable giving and partnerships with hospitals, youth centers, schools and food distribution centers. In 2015, the Sixers Youth Foundation was established to focus on youth development across the Delaware Valley and in 2016 the team unveiled a new $86 million training complex in Camden, NJ. The project not only created a new world-class and innovative practice facility for the team but demonstrates the teams’ commitment to the area and its revitalization along the waterfront.
The Philadelphia 76ers are a part of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), which houses a diverse portfolio of sports and entertainment franchises, of which Josh is the Founder. Outside of the 76ers and HBSE, Harris runs Apollo Global Management, which he founded with two partners in 1990. Under their leadership, Apollo has become the second-largest alternatives and largest alternative credit manager, lending to and investing in small-to-mid-sized businesses and managing over $350 billion in assets on behalf of pension funds for teachers and public servants, insurance companies and more. Harris is responsible for some of the firm’s most successful private equity investments, including the historic LyondellBasell transaction, and today manages the day-to-day business of the firm.
In addition, he and his wife, Marjorie, are Co-Founders of Harris Philanthropies, which strives to pioneer solutions, strengthen communities and develop leaders through equitable and inclusive investing in sports, enhanced wellness and education. Across their charitable platform, they have become one of the largest supporters of after school sports programs, helping 15,000 youth annually within Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York.
Josh also 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 New York with their five children.