Marc Lasry Net Worth

Marc Lasry, born in New York in 1959, is the founder of Avenue Capital Group, a firm that manages over $10 billion in assets and specializes in distressed and undervalued securities. He and his sister Sonia founded the company in 1995 with $7 million in funding from family and friends. Lasry is a major supporter of the Democratic Party and has a stake in the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Who is it? Founder, Avenue Capital Group
Birth Day September 30, 1959
Birth Place New York, New York, United States
Marc Lasry age 64 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Libra
Residence New York, New York, US
Education Clark University New York Law School
Occupation Private equity investor, Hedge fund manager
Known for Co-founder of Avenue Capital Group, and co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks
Spouse(s) Cathy Cohen
Children 5
Family Sonia Gardner (sister)

💰 Net worth: $2.1 Billion (2024)

Marc Lasry, the renowned founder of Avenue Capital Group in the United States, is expected to have a net worth of $2.1 billion by the year 2024. With his expert investment strategies and financial acumen, Lasry has successfully built an impressive fortune over the years. As the founder of Avenue Capital Group, a global investment firm specializing in distressed debt, he has established himself as a prominent figure in the finance industry. Lasry's ability to navigate and capitalize on market opportunities has played a significant role in his extraordinary financial success.

2009 $1.35 Billion
2010 $1.3 Billion
2011 $1.3 Billion
2012 $1.3 Billion
2013 $1.5 Billion
2014 $1.8 Billion
2015 $1.9 Billion
2016 $1.7 Billion
2017 $1.6 Billion
2018 $1.68 Billion

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Lasry was born in Marrakech to a family of Moroccan Jews. When he was seven years old, he and his family immigrated to the U.S. His Father, Moise, was a computer programmer and his mother, Elise, was a schoolteacher. Lasry grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut and received a B.A. in history from Clark University in 1981 and a J.D. from New York Law School in 1984. While in law school, he worked as a clerk for the Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York, Edward Ryan.


In 1989, Lasry and his sister founded the firm Amroc Investments with $100 million in seed money from various Investors. Amroc purchased both trade claims and bank debt held by vendors of bankrupt and/or distressed companies. In 1995, Lasry and Gardner invested $7 million of their own capital and founded the Avenue Capital Group, which initially focused on distressed debt and special situations primarily in the United States. The partners successfully expanded the firm's investment focus to Europe and Asia. The two went on to build their hedge fund, which had as much as $11 billion in assets under management.


Lasry served as a Director of the 92nd Street Y and the Big Apple Circus and was a trustee of the Mount Sinai Hospital (Manhattan). He is a prominent donor to Democratic Party causes.


In 2004, Lasry and his wife contributed support to the University of Pennsylvania and co-chaired the Penn Parent Leadership Committee. In 2005 they donated $5 million to Clark University for the construction of the “Cathy '83 and Marc '81 Lasry Center for Bioscience”.


In 2013, Lasry was considered for the position of U.S. ambassador to France, but declined consideration for Business reasons. In 2014 Forbes listed Lasry as one of the 25 highest-earning hedge fund managers in 2013, with total earnings of $280 million.


In April 2014, Lasry became co-owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks after purchasing the team from Herb Kohl for $550 million. Following the 2016 U.S. election, Lasry and the Milwaukee Bucks became one of three NBA teams to openly state they would not be staying at Trump branded hotels when on the road.


In January 2016 Lasry participated in "Portfolios with Purpose," an annual stock selection contest in which participants pick portfolios on behalf of their favorite charities.