Meet Anthony Ressler; he is the co-founder of the equity firms Apollo Global and Ares Global Management; he is also co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks and the husband of actress Jami Gertz, known for her roles on Less Than Zero, The Lost Boys.
Tony Ressler is one of five children born to Jewish parents Dorothy & Ira Ressler World War II veteran and an attorney. His sister Debrah is married to Leon Black, co-founder of Apollo Global; his brother Richard is the founder and principal od CIM Investment.
Mr. Ressler graduated from Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Business with a B.S.F.S. and an MBA from Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Tony founded Apollo Global in 1990 with his brother-in-law Leon and Ares Management with John H. Kissick and Bennett Rosenthal in 1997. In addition to that, he is Finance Chair and member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Furthermore, Tony Ressler and Jami tied the knot in 1988; together they have three sons; Oliver born in 1992, Nicholas born three years later and Theo born in 1998.
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