American Businessman and Entrepreneur

CGDC International Honorary Board Member

Jeff Greene was born in 1954 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Greene’s family moved to Florida in 1970 after his father lost his textile business.
Greene himself had many jobs to put himself through college at Johns Hopkins, where he graduated with a B.A. in economics and sociology, and later Harvard Business School, where he earned his Master of Business Administration degree in 1977.

Greene began investing in real estate while in Business School, and continued to build a successful real estate business. He started his adventure from the very beginning in Palm Beach to becoming one of the most successful businessmen in the world.

In 2006, Greene worried about the possible collapse of the real estate market. As a consequence, he positioned his investments in swaps. The return on Greene’s investments ultimately saved his business, and even put him on the Forbes 400 list (USD 1,4 billion).

On April 30, 2010, Greene announced his intention to run as a Democrat for the United States Senate seat held by George LeMieux, arguing: “I am an outsider, the only candidate who isn’t a career politician. I’ve succeeded in the real world of hard work – the others have only succeeded at running for political office after office.”

Today Greene is known as an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Together with his wife and his son he lives in Palm Beach, from where he adds value to urgent issues which concern us all.