Global Conference 2015
Investor and Philanthropist
Jeff Greene is an investor and philanthropist who manages a multibillion-dollar portfolio in financial investments and real estate. He has more than $2 billion in real estate development projects in South Florida, New York and Los Angeles. Greene is known for being among the first to recognize the housing bubble in 2006. His shorting of subprime mortgage-backed bonds has been described as the single most profitable trade by an individual in Wall Street history. He is the founder of the Greene Institute, which focuses on inequality, education and health. He also serves on the boards of numerous nonprofits and education institutions. He and his wife, Mei Sze, are signatories to the Giving Pledge, created by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Greene holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.