Hamilton James

About Hamilton James

Birth Day: February 03, 1951
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Residence: Manhattan, New York, United States
Other names: Tony James
Education: Choate Rosemary Hall
Alma mater: Harvard College Harvard Business School
Occupation: Executive Vice Chairman, Blackstone Chairman, Costco
Spouse(s): Amabel
Children: 3
Parent(s): Hamilton and Waleska James

Hamilton James

Hamilton James was born on February 03, 1951 in New York, New York, United States. Hamilton "Tony" James was recruited to Blackstone Group in 2002 to help founder Steve Schwarzman run the rapidly expanding private equity and asset management firm. He's helped build it into the largest buyout firm on earth, with $367 billion in assets under management. James, the company's Chief Operating Officer, was long considered a potential successor to the company's founder and CEO, but Schwarzman has held onto the top spot. Now James reportedly has his eyes on a job in government. He earned his BA and MBA from Harvard in mid 1970s, then spent 25 years at investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He served as chairman of investment banking and private equity at Credit Suisse First Boston before leaving to co-run Blackstone. He's a trustee for several environmental nonprofits, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, as well as a trustee for The Second Stage Theatre and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A supporter of Hillary Clinton, in December 2015, James reportedly hosted a fundraiser for the presidential candidate at his Manhattan home; Warren Buffett was among the attendees.
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Occupation Investments
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 03, 1951 (New York, New York, United States)
Birthday February 03
Town/City New York, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Hamilton James’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

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James attended Harvard College, where he was a John Harvard Scholar and from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1973. He received his MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School in 1975, where he was a Baker Scholar.


In 1975, James joined investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and became head of the firm's global M&A group in 1982. He founded DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc. in 1985. In 1995, James was appointed chairman of the firm's banking group, a position he held when DLJ was acquired in 2000 by Credit Suisse First Boston, and was a member of its board of Directors. At CSFB, James served on the executive board and as chairman of global investment banking and private equity. A 2007 Wall Street Journal article credited James with leading the acquisition process, on behalf of DLJ.


In 2002, James joined global alternative asset manager The Blackstone Group, where he serves as President and chief operating officer. He also serves on the firm's executive and management committees, and its board of Directors.


In May 2012, James, a Democrat, hosted a fundraiser at his home in New York for President Barack Obama, raised more than $2 million for the President's reelection campaign. Under President George W. Bush, James served as a member of the President's Export Council's Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness.


In 2013, James announced Blackstone LaunchPad's expansion into Montana. The Blackstone LaunchPad program is a $50 million initiative that aims to foster entrepreneurship across the country. Senator Jon Tester, who helped bring the program to Montana said, "It's about how you build an economy, how you better a state like Montana, how you keep this country on the cutting edge."


As of October 2015, he had a net worth of US$1.93 billion.


In 2017, The New York Times reported that The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Finance committee is led by James, who is also one of the board members at the Met. In August 2017, James was appointed chairman of Costco after the death of co-founder and long-time chairman Jeffrey Brotman.


James has supported the arts with endowments including the Amie and Tony James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, the Hamilton R. James Sculpture Acquisition Fund at the de Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and the Waleska Evans James Gallery for the Karolik Collection of 19th Century American Landscapes at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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