David Einhorn is an investor and a hedge fund manager. He is the current President and Founder of Greenlight Capital. The fund generally focusses on investments that are long and short positions. He is known as a value-oriented investor. The company’s office is located in New York City.
He serves on a number of business Boards as well as on the Boards of the civic community and many charitable foundations. David Einhorn is the Chairman of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. He is on the Green Brick Partners Board, and he is a Committee member on the Alumni Affairs Board. David is also on a Committee for Student Life at Cornell University. Previously, he served as the Director at the New Century Financial Corp. He is a current Board member of Fifth Street Capital LLC.
David is an American businessman born David Michael Einhorn. He was born and raised in Demarest, New Jersey where he lived until age 7. At that time, his family moved to Wisconsin. He was born in November of 1968. David Einhorn is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He completed his studies at Cornell in 1991, and he achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He graduated with honors, and he was recognized for distinction for every subject he studied. He was Phi Beta Kappa at Cornell. He is also the author of a book entitled,”Fooling Some of the People All of the Time.”David currently resides in Westchester, NY. He has three children.
Greenlight Capital was founded in 1996. David launched the hedge fund with a total capital of $900,000. The fund has reportedly generated a 16.5% annualized rate of return from the first year of inception until 2016. David has received a large amount of recognition and media coverage as a result of the impressive performance of the fund during that time frame. David Einhorn was noted as a billionaire as of February 2018. Forbes reported that his net worth was approximately $1.52 billion in February of 2018. Additionally, it was noted that compared to hedge fund managers worldwide, he is the 18th highest paid in the sector.
David Einhorn is a philanthropist. He generously donates to many charities in and around the New York area and to a host of others. He the Board Chairman of the Robin Hood Foundation. He is on the board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He founded The Einhorn Charitable Family Trust Foundation to reach out to other worthy organizations.