Global Conference 2013
Investor and Philanthropist
Jeff Greene is president of Florida Sunshine Investments, USA. Greene obtained notoriety for being one of the first to recognize the housing bubble in 2006; his shorting of subprime mortgage-backed bonds was the single most profitable trade by an individual in Wall Street history. Greene's real estate career began with the purchase of a three-unit building in Somerville, Mass.; he acquired an additional 17 properties while at Harvard. By the late 1990s, he had purchased more than 8,000 apartments. Greene expanded to commercial real estate and now has properties across the country. He is the founder of the Jeff and Mei Sze Greene Foundation and a member of the Giving Pledge, an organization created by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates whose members agree to donate more than half of their wealth to charity. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.