Net Worth $1.92 Billion
Founder & President, Greenlight Capital
Source Of Wealth hedge funds, Self Made
Self-Made Score 7
Residence Westchester County, NY
Citizenship United States
Marital Status Married
Education Bachelor of Arts / Science, Cornell University
David Einhorn’s investment returns have been steady but unremarkable in recent years. His main Greenlight Capital hedge
fund returned about 7.5% in 2014, beating the average hedge fund manager, but trailing the U.S. stock market’s rise.
Known for bringing down companies with crushing short calls, in 2014 Einhorn abandoned one of his most public shorts,
Keurig Green Mountain, which roasted him. Regardless, his short-selling reputation remains strong, having been proven
right with his short call of Allied Capital in 2002 and then, famously, Lehman Brothers, which he bet against into bankruptcy.
Einhorn, who grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Cornell University, co-founded Greenlight Capital in 1996 with
$900,000, more than half of which came from his parents; today, assets under management stand at more than $10 billion.
His Einhorn Family Charitable Trust pledged $50 million in 2014 to give all Cornell undergraduates exposure to hands-on
practical learning experiences both in the U.S. and around the world.