Hamilton James Net Worth: Hamilton James is an American entrepreneur who has a net worth of $1.72 billion. Hamilton "Tony" James belongs to the billionaire troop behind the Blackstone Group, an American multinational private equity shop with $266 billion in assets under management. Blackstone also ranks as the biggest owner of single-family homes in the States, with more than 31,000 houses. Together with Stephen Schwarzman and Jonathan Gray, he was also the one to benefit from the rise of the company's shares that soared last year and beat the company's IPO price of $31 for the first time since 2007. Thus, James got back to the billionaires list for the first time since 2010 as the president and COO of the company. Prior to becoming a key person at Blackstone, he took his BA and MBA from Harvard in mid-1970s and then worked at investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette for some 25 years. Next, he held the position of chairman of investment banking and private equity at Credit Suisse First Boston and eventually joined Blackstone in 2002. Now, he is considered a solid candidate to fill in the shoes of Blackstone's founder Schwarzman upon his retirement. The above aside, Hamilton James is a trustee with several environmental nonprofits like the Wildlife Conservation Society and The Second Stage Theatre and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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