Leon Cooperman

Leon Cooperman Net Worth $3 Billion

Leon Cooperman is an American entrepreneur, investor and passionate philanthropist. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Omega Advisors, Inc. Forbes magazine has ranked him many times for his enormous wealth. According to the magazine, Cooperman is the 206th richest person in the United States with an estimated net worth of $3 billion (as of September 2013). The magazine also listed him as one of the 40 Highest-Earning hedge fund managers. 

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Bloomberg Markets Magazine also ranked him in its 50 Most Influential list. Cooperman was born on April 25, 1943 to Jewish parents in South Bronx, New York City. In 1989, he became CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He also became the Chief Investment Officer of the equity product line, including an open-end mutual fund known as the GS Capital Growth Fund for 11/2 years. Towards the end of 1991, Cooperman retired from his positions as the CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and General Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. 

Cooperman is a designated Chartered Financial Analyst and as such, he is a past President and senior member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He also serves as the Chairman of Emeritus of the Saint Barnabas Development Foundation, and he is also a member of the Board of Overseas of the Columbia. The Institutional Investor All-America Research Team Survey voted Cooperman as the number 1 portfolio strategist for 9 consecutive years.

Cooperman is married to Toby Cooperman, with whom he has two children, Wayne and Michael, and three grand children. Cooperman is also a renowned philanthropist, who has donated millions of dollars to charitable causes. He and his wife are involved in the management of the Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation. They are also signors of The Giving Pledge.

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