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Peter Sperling

Sperling Enterprises

  • Peter Sperling stepped down as the chairman of the Apollo Education Group when it was taken private in a $1.1 billion deal in February 2017.
  • Sperling joined the company in 1983, about a decade after his father founded it.
  • Net worth: $1.6 billion
  • The for-profit education company became well-known for its online University of Phoenix network.
  • His father John Sperling, former San Jose State University professor, founded the University of Phoenix in 1973.