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Meet 'Lost Boys' Star Jami Gertz' Billionaire Husband Antony Ressler

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jan 12, 2020
11:30 A.M.
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Find out all there is to know about one of Hollywood's most successful couple, Billionaire Anthony Ressler and "The Lost Boys" star Jami Gertz.


Actress Jami Gertz has been married to Billionaire husband Anthony Ressler for over 30 years, and the couple keeps growing deeper in love.

Anthony, who is on the Forbes Billionaires' list, is more than just a billionaire and a husband, the Jewish born American is a philanthropist at heart.

Tony Ressler and Jami Gertz attend The 25th Annual LACMA Collectors Committee Weekend - An Intimate Dinner at the Home of Ann Colgin and Joe Wender at Private Residence on April 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.| Photo: Getty Images


Before the Billionaire Status

Born into a Jewish Family, Anthony grew up as one of the five children of Veteran Army Ira Ressler and Dorothy Ressler.

Graduating from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Services, he proceeded to get an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business before getting a job on Wall Street.

Ressler started his career in the bonds department of Drexel Burnham Lambert before co-founding his private equity firm Apollo Global Management with his brother-in-law and fellow billionaire, Leon Black.

Tony Ressler and Jami Gertz attend The 25th Annual LACMA Collectors Committee Weekend - An Intimate Dinner at the Home of Ann Colgin and Joe Wender at Private Residence on April 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images


With the success of Apollo Global Management, Tony went on to establish Ares Management in 1997.  Ares Management is a private corporation the billionaire and his wife ran successfully for decades before Tony decided to step down as CEO. 

The Ressler Family

Anthony "Tony" got married to "The Lost Boy" star Jami Gertz in a private wedding on June 16, 1989. The marriage which is now over three decades has produced three wonderful boys Oliver, 27, Simon, 24, and Theo who is 21.

Jami Gertz, her husband Tony Ressler (R) and their children Theo (L), Oliver (C) and Nick arrive at the premiere of Miramax's "Keeping up with the Steins" at the Pacific Design Center on May 8, 2006 in West Hollywood, California | Photo:Getty Images


Charity Deals

The family which resides in a spacious seven bedroom duplex in Beverly Park Terrace strongly believes in making the world better by lending a helping hand. Jami once said,

"It's who we are as a couple and as a family. We should all pitch in and help each other out in this world. That's the decision we made as a family to make the world a little better."

Tony and his wife are known to be regular contributors to various charity organizations and have donated more than $10 million to many charity institutions like LA CMA and Cedars-Sinai.

Jami Gertz and husband Tony Ressler attend the Third Annual Tourette Syndome Association Awards Dinner to Honor John Lithgow and Susan Conner on February 10, 2000 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.|Photo: Getty Images


Tony's Investments

The couple is trustees of the Ressler/Gertz Foundation a foundation dedicated to improving educational and social well being of its recipients.

Tony is a big fan of investments and he has made quite a few astonishing ones. Noteworthy is the purchase of Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers in 2005 via an investment group led by Mark Attanasio.

Antony Ressler, principal owner of the Atlanta Hawks, looks on during the game against the Detroit Pistons at Philips Arena on October 27, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.| Photo: Getty Images


In 2015, he formed a group that includes former National Basketball Association player Grant Hill to purhase the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association.

Personal Interests

Ressler has a lot of interests among which volunteering is one of them. He is on the board of directors for numerous organizations such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, National Museum, among others. 

Tony Ressler, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ares Management, L.P., and Boaz Weinstein, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Saba Capital Management, LP, during the Unyielding Opportunity panel at the 6th annual CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha Conference on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Pierre Hotel in New York |Photo:Getty Images

He is a well rounded quiet and happily married individual who has made a name for himself despite the odds.