Leonard Abess

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Leonard Abess, Miami's Most Generous Banker, Named Chairman of University of Miami's Board of Trustees

    ​Remember Leonard Abess, the former banker who sold his company and gave $60 million to his own employees? Well, he's just been named the new chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Miami. 

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Leonard Abess Makes TIME 100

    Every year Time magazine makes a list of the 100 most influential people of that year. It is a big deal, because the American public loves lists. Those you would suspect make the grade: Barack & Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Oprah. A few surprising, but warranted inclusions: ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Powers That Be

    It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Down in Flames

    Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back

  • City Life

    May 16, 2002