Title: Founder and CEO, Blackstone Group Country: US Age: 68
Steve Schwarzman is the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone Group. With $334 million in assets under management, Blackstone is one of the largest buyout firm on earth. The 2007 buyout of the Hilton hotel chain is considered to be one of the biggest and most profitable buyout of all time. Blackstone is also the largest owner of real estate in the world.
Schwarzman started his career with investment bank Lehman Brothers before leaving in 1985 to start Blackstone. The buyout firm began with as little as $400,000 and is now a juggernaut in the Wall Street. In 2014, Blackstone generated a record $7.5 billion in revenue and plans to double in size by 2022.