Marc Rowan

About Marc Rowan

Birth Year: 1962
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Alma mater: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (BS & MBA)
Occupation: Investor, Philanthropist
Known for: co-founder of private equity firm Apollo Global Management
Spouse(s): Carolyn G. Pleva

Marc Rowan

Marc Rowan was born on 1962 in New York, New York, United States. Marc Rowan is the cofounder of Apollo Global Management, one of the biggest U.S. private equity firms, with $232 billion in assets. A U Penn alum, Rowan met Apollo cofounders Leon Black and Joshua Harris while working at investment bank Drexel Burnham Lambert's M&A division. The trio founded Apollo in 1990, after Drexel filed for bankruptcy following a cash shortage caused by turmoil in the junk bond market. Rowan and his cofounders took Apollo Global public in 2011.
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Rowan was born to a Jewish family in 1962. His mother Barbara was a Teacher and a trained concert Pianist. He has one sister Andrea. Rowan graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After school, he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Drexel Burnham Lambert where he worked in New York City and Los Angeles. In 1990, Rowan co-founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management with former Drexel Burnham colleagues Leon Black and Joshua Harris. The firm went public in March 2011.


He is a founding member and serves on the executive committee of the Youth Renewal Fund and is a member of the board of Directors for the National Jewish Outreach Program, the New York Police Foundation and serves on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

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