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Mort Zuckerman
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Financier
    (June 4, 1937- )
    Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Birth name is Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman
    Media proprietor, magazine editor, and investor
    Executive Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Boston Properties
    Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report (1984- )
    Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the New York Daily News
    Former owner of The Atlantic and Fast Company (1980-99)
    Personal net worth is an estimated $2.4 billion (as of 2012)
    Among the investors defrauded in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme, by way of investments with Fifth Avenue Synagogue president J. Ezra Merkin who staked roughly 10% ($30 million) of the Zuckerman charitable trust fund (2008)
    He has a 'Dick Morris'-speech impediment.
    He fathered a daughter out of wedlock by an unidentified woman in 2008.
    His political affiliations are basically 'finger in the wind.'
    Case in point, he identified as an active Obama supporter in 2008, but turned on him when he fell out of favor.
    He toyed with challenging New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the 2010 midterm elections, but his ambiguous policy record made it unclear whether he would be primarying Gillibrand or opposing her as a Republican/Independent.
    The Village Voice theorized that a Zuckerman Senate run would be productive for the discourse mainly because 'we'll finally have a vigorous debate about the big-ticket issues troubling Americans. All we have to do is listen to Mort and we'll get both sides of the key economic questions.' (He eventually bowed out of consideration due to work and family-related reasons.)
    He claimed, in a July 2010 interview, that he had written one of President Obama's political speeches. When several administration speechwriters came forward denying this, he backtracked by claiming that he had met with administration officials who provided input for the speeches.
    He owns a Gulfstream G550 Jet (which replaced his Falcon 900).
    He served as the president of the board of trustees of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
    He was awarded Commandeur De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France.
    He pledged $200 million to endow research at the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University.
    He is a shareholder in the ownership of the Washington Redskins (and a mentor to the team's owner, Daniel Snyder).
    He is an active supporter of Israeli and international Jewish causes, advising the last five Presidents on the issue.
    His appointment to Chairman of the Conference of Major American Jewish Organizations was fought by liberal factions, but he overcame the opposition and served a full term from 2001 to 2003.
    President George W. Bush appointed him to serve on the Honorary Delegation to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel (May 2008).
    He sought punitive damages, filing a lawsuit against J. Ezra Merkin and his Gabriel Capital LP for their involvement in the Madoff Scam, charging them with fraud and negligent representation (Apr. 6, 2009).

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