Schwarzman's Payouts Swell While Rivals See Them Shrink: Chart

Blackstone Group LP co-founder Steve Schwarzman is leagues ahead of his contemporaries when it comes to payouts from his private equity firm. The billionaire collected $645 million in dividends and another $89.5 million in compensation from Blackstone last year, a 12 percent increase over 2014’s total. Most other private equity firm founders saw declines in 2015. Payouts to Leon Black, the co-founder of Apollo Global Management LLC, declined $140 million, or 52 percent -- the largest drop among big firm founders.

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