Toby Cooperman is the longtime wife of billionaire investor and philanthropist, Leon Cooperman -widely known as Lee Cooperman.
Toby’s husband is regarded as a Wall Street legend, the 76-year-old is worth, according to Forbes, over $3 billion.
Born Leon G. Cooperman on April 25, 1943; to a plumber father from the Bronx, Cooperman went to public schools, Hunter College and then got an MBA from Columbia University.
He built up Goldman Sachs’ asset management division, GSAM, in his quarter century with the investment bank. Cooperman founded Omega Advisors in 1991, a hedge fund known for strong performance; he shut down the fund at the end of 2018.
He is happily married to wife, Toby.
#1 She has been married to her husband for decades
Toby Cooperman and her husband Lee, have been married for over five decades. The two tied the knot in 1964, meaning they have been wedded for the past 55-years.
#2 Toby Cooperman has two sons
Toby is the the proud mother of two adult sons, Wayne and Michael Cooperman.
Wayne Cooperman was born in 1967. He is a New Jersey–based hedge fund manager who graduated from Standford. He is married to wife, Jodi Beth Cooperman -a former teacher.
Michael Cooperman is the Director of Freshwater Fish and Fisheries. He is a fish ecologist with a MS degree in the ecology of river-floodplain systems from the University of Montana and a Ph.D., from Oregon State University.
Toby also has three grandchildren, Courtney, Kyra, and Asher.
#3 Toby is the officer/trustee at the family’s foundation
The Leon & Toby Cooperman Family Foundation provides charitable donations. The Foundation raises funds and provides grants for education, scholarship programs, medical, research, and human services. The Leon & Toby Cooperman Family Foundation supports causes in the New Jersey area.
#4 She and her husband have signed the giving pledge
Lee and Toby Cooperman are dedicated philanthropists having signed the giving pledge. They set up a college scholars fund and are donors to Hunter College and Columbia’s business school.
#5 She has been recognized for her advocacy work
For more than 20 years, Toby Cooperman served as a learning disabilities specialist at the Early Childhood Learning Center for special education students in Chatham. Back in 2010, she was honored by special needs agency JESPY House.