Antony Ressler was bornon 16 July 1959 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Antony Ressler is #1135 in List Billionaires People In The World. Antony "Tony" Ressler cofounded Apollo Management with brother-in-law and fellow billionaire Leon Black in 1990. Like Black, he had previously worked at Wall Street firm Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he was known for his role in the bond department. In 1997, he cofounded Ares Management, a private equity and investment firm; he remains the Chairman and CEO. Ressler owns a minority stake in the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team and is the majority owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.
In 2015, Ressler formed a group that includes former NBA player Grant Hill, Sarah Blakely, Jesse Itzler, Steven Price, and Rick Schnall, to purchase the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association
In 2005, he belonged to an investment group that made a successful bid led by Mark Attanasio to purchase Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers
In 1997, he co-founded Ares Management with former Apollo Global Management co-worker John H
They have three sons: Oliver Jordan Ressler (born 1992), Nicholas Simon Ressler (born 1995), and Theo Ressler (born 1998)
In 1990, on the heels of the collapse of Drexel Burnham Lambert, he co-founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management with Leon Black, Drexel's managing director, head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, and co-head of the Corporate Finance Department; John Hannan, Drexel's former co-director of international finance; Craig Cogut, a lawyer who worked with Drexel's high-yield division in Los Angeles; Arthur Bilger, the former head of the Drexel's corporate finance department; and Marc Rowan, Josh Harris and Michael Gross, all of whom worked under Black in the mergers and acquisitions department
Born in 1959 to a Jewish family, Ressler was one of five children born to Dorothy and Ira Ressler