Thanks, not as much as I would like. I mean, I don't know the guy personally. Although, I guess I know him a bit more than most people here. But probably like by 0.1%.
Anyway, my background that I already shared in the other Tepper thread. David Tepper graduated from Carnegie Mellon from what at the time was called the GSIA (Graduate School of Industrial Administration) with an MSIA, which is sort of like an MBA, but I believe it was more technical focused. In 2003 David Tepper donated $55M dollars to the school. (I had to look up the amount and the year) and in 2004 it became known as the Tepper School of Business because of it (reading Wikipedia it seems that was the condition of the donation, so not 100% off the goodness of his heart). I graduated from "Tepper" in 2016, two years almost to the day. So what I know about him is that he seems like a very personable guy with a good sense of humor but comes off as no nonsense. He came on campus both years I was there and was very engaging and funny, asked to be called David, instead of Mr. Tepper. It was a blast to listen to him talk. So he definitely has a pretty damn good personality compared to some of the boring drones you see that rise up to be CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Makes sense since it's his company.
In the other thread I mentioned that we had a school newspaper that was basically a bunch of business school students writing humorous columns and making fun of each other. One of my closest friends was an editor at the newspaper and had access to newspapers going back 30+ years, as far back as David Tepper was a student there. What he told me was that he was quite a prankster. Supposedly did things that wouldn't be cool today to do in the school. Don't worry my understanding is it's not something that would make him look bad today from a political perspective. I wish I could remember what it was, I asked my friend but he hasn't gotten back to me yet. What else? I was lucky enough that my 1 year reunion was the same year as his 35 year reunion and he was walking around looking like he was worth 1/100,000th of what he was worth. Just a regular polo and jeans. Didn't bring any attention to himself or stand out. You would have no idea that he was worth more than everyone else in that building combined.