DocStoc reports billionaire investor Sam Zell has donated $5 million to the University of Michigan, his alma mater, for a comprehensive entrepreneurial law clinic called ZEAL, the Zell Entrepreneurship and Law Program. Zell says: “My goal with entrepreneurial ventures at the university has always been to create cross-pollination across multiple disciplines. We’ve got top schools in law, engineering, business and medicine. That’s an entrepreneurial jackpot just waiting to be cashed in.” Zell has helped fund other programs at the University of Michigan as well as at Northwestern University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. MHProNews knows that in addition to his many business interests, Zell is CEO of Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc., which operates 382 manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities consisting of 141,077 sites.
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