100 Financial Experts Stephen Schwarzman

Stephen Schwarzman

CEO of The Blackstone Group

"It’s as easy to do something big as it is to do something small, so reach for a fantasy worthy of your pursuit, with rewards commensurate to your effort."


Year Founded The Blackstone Group


Assets Under Management by Blackstone


Net Worth as of 5/15/2023

accurate as of 05/15/2023


Stephen Schwarzman is chairman and CEO of Blackstone, one of the world’s top investment firms. He founded the company in 1985.

Schwarzman also is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, The Business Roundtable and The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He serves on several other boards as well and is chairman emeritus of the Board of Directors of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Schwarzman has been one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” and one of Forbes Magazine’s most influential people.

Schwarzman joined The Giving Pledge in 2020, promising to give most of his wealth to philanthropic causes.

In 2019, Schwarzman published his first book, “What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence,” which became a New York Times bestseller.

Why He’s a Top Money Expert:

Schwarzman’s aggressive approach to investing has made him incredibly successful, and he inspires others to follow in his footsteps.

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