[ad_1] Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO of the Blackstone Group (Getty Images, iStock) Blackstone reported a blockbuster third-quarter this week — the best in its 36-year history. Earnings more than doubled year-over-year to $1.28 per share, trouncing the average Wall Street analyst estimate of 91 cents. And assets under management swelled 25 percent to $731 billion,