David Einhorn

David Einhorn is an American hedge fund manager who birthed Greenlight Capital way back in 1996 and he must be a very proud father. From humble beginnings of just $900K in AUM, Greenlight has grown into a $8B linebacker of a hedge fund.

Einhorn’s Net Worth

According to Forbes, the answer to the question that everyone wants to know (how much money does David Einhorn have?) is $1.1 billion. So Einhorn has made it into their list of billionaires.

Playing Poker

Einhorn made virtually all of this money by running one of the world’s most successful hedge funds, Greenlight capital. Though he did win $660,000 playing poker in 2006 he gave that money away to charity, so it didn’t add to his net worth.

Einhorn’s Bio

Einhorn is married, has 3 kids and lives in Westchester County, New York. He graduated from Cornell and is 43 years old.

He is best known for the superb returns of his hedge fund, Greenlight Capital, but he also is chairman Greenlight Capital RE which is a reinsurance company.

Einhorn tried to buy a stake in the NY Mets but talks stopped in 2011.

Einhorn is also a published author, who wrote Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, which was “a long, short story” about his experiences shorting Allied Capital. He took a lot of heat for this short, but in the end after many years and many dollars spent on legal fees he was proven right.