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Josh Harris

Born:1965Status:Owner (New Jersey Devils)
Hometown:Chevy Chase, Maryland, USAKnown For:Ownership of Apollo Global Management and Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment

Joshua Harris (born 1965) is a billionaire American private equity investor and philanthropist who co-founded Apollo Global Management, one of the world’s largest alternative investment firms. Harris is the principal owner and managing partner of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League and the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association and is a general partner in Crystal Palace of the English Premier League.

Bloomberg estimated his net worth to be around US$7.05 billion in July 2021.

Josh Harris Tom Fitzgerald New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils Owner Josh Harris and General Manager Tom Fitzgerald (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Devils Under Ownership

On August 15, 2013, it was announced that HBSE, led by Harris and partner Blitzer purchased a majority stake in the New Jersey Devils of the NHL, which includes the rights to operate Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The transaction was reportedly for over $320 million.

Despite three previous Stanley Cups and an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final as recently as 2012, the success of the Devils has faded during Harris’ ownership. The team has qualified for the postseason just once (2017-18) since he bought the team in 2013, and they lost in the opening round against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • Owner: New Jersey Devils 2013-present