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.
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 >>
It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash
Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back