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Billionaire Leon Cooperman Cuts Off Columbia University Over Failure to Sanction Hamas Supporters

And the “doxing truck” continues to go after Hamas supporters at Harvard.

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Leon Cooperman on CNBC(screen shot)

Leon Cooperman, an American billionaire investor and the CEO of hedge fund Omega Advisors, is the latest in a growing list of prominent American businessmen to end his support for an Ivy League School because of its failure to deal with public shows of support for the terrorist group Hamas. Cooperman announced that he will no longer donate to Columbia University.

Meanwhile, the Harvard “doxing truck” that is going after that Ivy League school’s students who applauded the barbaric Hamas attack on October 7, continues on its mission.

The truck drives around with video screens that declare “Harvard’s Leading Antisemites” along with a list of names of the people who support Hamas. At first, the truck traveled around the school’s campus. Now its operators are taking their campaign to the homes of the people themselves, the members of 34 Harvard student groups who signed letters blaming Israel for what happened.

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As for Leon Cooperman, he will not donate any more money to Columbia University until it takes action against faculty members who support Hamas and had some harsh words for college students who celebrate the murderous Hamas organization. He told Fox Business News host Liz Claman, “These kids at the colleges have sh– for brains. We have one reliable ally in the Middle East. That’s Israel. We only have one democracy in the Middle East. That’s Israel. And we have one economy tolerant of different people, gays, lesbians, etc. That’s Israel. So they have no idea what these young kids are doing.”

“We have one reliable ally in the Middle East — that’s Israel,” he added. “We only have one democracy in the Middle East — that’s Israel, okay? And we have one economy tolerant of different people — gays, lesbians, etc. And that’s Israel.”

Leon Cooperman is the chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors, a New York-based investment advisory firm managing over $3.3 billion in assets under management, the majority consisting of his personal wealth.

Cooperman was born to a Jewish family in the South Bronx, New York City, in 1943. He is the son of immigrants from Poland. Cooperman was the first in his family to earn a college degree. As an undergraduate at Hunter College, Cooperman joined and was an active member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. After graduating, he became a quality control engineer at Xerox in 1965. Cooperman later received his MBA from Columbia Business School, graduating in 1967. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Cooperman is also a well-known philanthropist. He has donated millions of dollars to various educational and charitable organizations. In 2007, he and his wife, Toby, established the Cooperman Scholarship Challenge, which provides scholarships to low-income students from the New York City public school system. Cooperman is also a major donor to Columbia University, where he graduated from business school.

Cooperman began his career on Wall Street in 1967 as a security analyst at Goldman Sachs. He was promoted to partner in 1976 and became chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in 1985. Under Cooperman’s leadership, GSAM grew to become one of the largest asset management firms in the world.



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